It may not get the same attention as Mother’s or even Father’s Day, but National Pet Day is definitely a cause for celebration! If you love your furry companion(s), April 11 is the perfect time to show them a little extra appreciation. While a few extra belly rubs and ear scratches will certainly be welcomed, we’ve dreamed up a few purrfect ideas that will get their tail wagging:
Take your pet to their favorite spot
If your pet has a beloved location, spend some quality time there! For dogs, this could be a local park, beach or anywhere else they love to run themselves ragged. Don’t forget to bring their favorite fetch toy! For cats, their favorite perch is likely your laptop keyboard — specifically when you’re trying to work. In honor of National Pet Day, take a few extra minutes to stop typing and show your feline some love, even if you’re in the middle of writing an important blog post about them.
Treat your fur-baby to a spa day
National Pet Day is also an invitation to treat your four-legged friends to a rejuvenating bath. Of course, not every pet will be excited about getting wet, but they’ll surely feel refreshed when everything’s said and done. Scentsy Pets products are perfect for this sort of pampering, letting you treat your pup to high quality grooming solutions in soothing Scentsy fragrances. For example, the Scentsy Best Buds Suds Pet Shampoo is a sulfate-free, moisturizing shampoo that includes aloe, sunflower oil and colloidal oatmeal to gently cleanse and condition your pet, while hydrating dry, itchy skin. Beyond bath time, you can also tend to your pet’s other hygienic needs, such as giving your cat a good nail trim.
Prepare a special meal
Depending on your pet’s dietary needs, a special meal can be the perfect way to let them know you care. Maybe this means getting an extra dog biscuit or pinch of catnip, or perhaps you chef up a hand-crafted creation! Chances are your pet will be over the moon — though they may be a little let down once they learn this special meal was for one day only. Expect confused looks and a little extra begging at dinner time for the next few days.
Ultimately, you know your pet better than anyone. Chances are you know exactly how to show them that extra bit of affection that will make their day. Let us know how you’re spoiling the furry members of your family in the comments!