5 Ways to Love Your Pet on National Love Your Pet Day

This post is written in a collaboration with Purina. All thoughts, opinions and cute pet photos are 100% my own!

It's easy to love your pet, and also easy to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day! Read all about these five ways to love your pet on a day about loving your pet! #PurinaPartner

We’re a happy, healthy home lately and it’s rather delightful!

The home renovations finally slowed to a halt, after about five months of displacement and disarray. I know the pets are MUCH happier. The cold snap has lifted and we’re all in better spirits. In fact, even the chickens seem happier lately. They’ve been laying upwards of 11 eggs a day, and we only have 11 chickens! I think that’s what happens when you know you’re loved, and that’s what our pets know. Since the renovations, we bought Athena two new and gorgeous dog beds – on both floors of the house. We also bought Juniper an adorable little cat house that she is sleeping in right now while I write.

It’s easy to love your pet, and it’s also easy to see why there’s a National Love Your Pet Day! It takes place on February 20th, but we’ve been celebrating all week. Not only is it easy to love your pet(s) and easy to see why people made a holiday around loving your pet, it’s easy to love your pet on National Love Your Pet Day, and beyond. Here are 5 easy ways:

1 – Take care of your pets. It’s up to you to keep them healthy and safe, and up-to-date with checkups and vaccinations. Make sure your pets are wearing proper identification, and talk to your vet about responsible care.

2 – Feed at a specific time of day. With our cat, we leave food for her all day, but with Athena, we feed twice a day at the same time. She will tell us when it’s time if we forget! This will make her depend on you, and bond to you more.

3 – Make sure your pet is comfy at home, and feels “at home”. Provide your pet with warmth, food, clean water, toys, a bed, and a litter box (if you have a cat). Give your pet a room or designated space in the home. This ensures comfort.

4 – Have quiet time together. No gadgets, no screens, no devices – just the two of you.

5 – Don’t just play with your pet. Keep it special and engaged.

It's easy to love your pet, and also easy to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day! Read all about these five ways to love your pet on a day about loving your pet! #PurinaPartner

Winter has been a big bummer lately, right? We had some warm days, but now it’s back to the cold. One thing that always keeps me warm? My pets. We get couch snuggles, early morning wake ups, and fun walks in the park. Pets enrich our lives in so many ways, and you notice it even more in the middle of winter. That’s why I’m happy to be thanking them and loving them for their unconditional affection. Tuesday, February, 20th, was National Love Your Pet Day! Purina and Petfinder are helping people to find their perfect loving companions. They have helped more than 2.2 million pets find their perfect match, and they can help you find yours too! According to a survey by Purina, pets provide more than companionship.

They can also play a part in helping pet owners find romantic relationships!

It's easy to love your pet, and also easy to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day! Read all about these five ways to love your pet on a day about loving your pet! #PurinaPartner

54 percent of people have found their pet as an instant conversation starter with someone they are interested in. I remember one of my first conversations with Cassidy was about his dog, Stormy! Furthermore, nearly 6 out of 10 people surveyed said they are likely to consider a person with a dog more attractive. And 1 in 3 people would want to meet up with or talk to someone who has their pet in their dating website photo. Want to learn about how you can show some love to your pet, and live your best life possible together? Check out www.purina.com/expertise I love this topic!

How did you celebrate National Love Your Pet Day?

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6 Comments

  1. I did not know there was a National Love Your Pet Day! In this house, Ms. Casbah gets love every day, and if I’m not giving her her full quota, she definitely lets me know. 🙂 By the way, I’m happy for you that your renovations are coming to an end! I know you must be, too.

  2. This is great, Tamara! As you know, I just got a dog! Don’t tell him I missed NPD, please, but I had been following your suggestions so perhaps he thought I did remember, or he was in a forgiving mood, lol

  3. I didn’t even know such a day existed?! But of course there totally should be one 🙂 We are contemplating bringing chickens into our world. We will see…

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