What do you give somebody who offers you full and unconditional love?
We asked around and came up with this list of not-so-obvious-ways to show your pet how much they mean to you. It’s the little things that count after all!
· Cook them breakfast.
Periodically adding a cooked egg to your dog’s morning meal can help keep their coat shiny.
· Be courteous.
Simple phrases like please, thank you, good morning and good night may mean the world to them.
· Visit the veterinarian.
Caring for a pet means caring for their health, too. Don’t forget to schedule an annual checkup!
· Plan a spa day.
· Write a poem.
Pets can interpret tone of voice, and what sounds more loving than a poem?
· Take an adventure.
Go for a car ride. Take a new route around the neighborhood. Wander through the woods. Just explore.
· Use positive reinforcement.
Every animal, be it dog, cat or human, loves praise and adoration for a job well done.
· Get on their level.
Love is built on trust, and getting down on all fours to play reassures pets of your affection.
· Make a present.
Store-bought toys are fun, but handmade gifts inherently have that little something special.
· Be supportive.
They’re always there for us, which is why we owe them cuddles, care and a leg to lean on.
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