National Love Your Pet Day is today, February 20! It’s a chance for you to shower your furry, feathered, or scaly friend with a little extra attention and affection. Here are five ways to show you care:

1) Exercise With Your Pet

Exercising your pet is relaxing for both you and your pet. It helps them to burn off stored energy and it gives you a chance to connect with your special friend. Whether it is throwing a ball at the park or teasing them with a ball of yarn, you will feel a special connection with your animal. Regular exercise is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Without it, they can become overweight and more susceptible to illness. Take advantage of pet walking services like Paw Print Pet Sitting and schedule your pet’s walks today and save!

2) Feed Your Pet Sufficiently

Feeding your pet is another way to show how much you care. Careful consideration when choosing what food or treats are best for your breed of animal is a great way to keep them healthy and happy. Checking online, going to pet-specific stores and checking with your veterinarian are just some ways to get information about what foods and treats are recommended.

3) Take Your Pet for Check-Ups

Regular veterinarian visits are not only good for your pet but can be good for your wallet as well. Early detection of illness, like food allergies and urinary tract infections, can help prevent or cure these problems before they become serious or extremely expensive. Many times homeopathic remedies can be used in the prevention and cure of these types of illnesses and for overall natural pet health.

4) Get Your Pet Groomed

Regular grooming is a great way to care for your pet.
Clipping their nails will prevent problems with walking.
Brushing their teeth reduces bad breath.
Bathing them can reduce dander and itching and will make your pet more comfortable.
Brushing an animal’s coat helps to keep their hair loss to a minimum and it is a terrific way to give them the attention they crave.

5) Keep a Regular Schedule

Keeping a regular schedule is one of the most important things you can do for your pet and for yourself. Your pet will know when they need to go out, take a nap, play or get ready for bed. This will help their temperament and will help you create a great relationship with your pet.

Paw Print Pet Sitting makes it easy to stay on schedule. Schedule your pet’s walks today!

No matter what animal you call a friend, taking care of them is an important part of letting them know you love them.