National Pet Day

National Pet Day

Did you know that National Pet Day is April 11? While you probably won’t get the day off from work for this pet-friendly holiday, this is still a great time to show your pet some extra TLC. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and the surrounding areas, a Louisville, CO vet offers some ways to celebrate this special day.

Dogs

Want to get that furry tail wagging? Bring Fido on a fun excursion to a dog-friendly café, or, weather permitting, indulge your pooch with a long walk. New toys, yummy snacks, belly rubs, and fun play sessions will also make your loyal pet happy. If Fido is an older dog, or a large breed, consider getting your canine BFF a new bed.

Cats

Kitties may be known for being spoiled and aloof, but it really doesn’t take much to bring on the purr. Pick up a few new toys for your feline friend, or grab an empty box from the office. Cats love boxes! Other ways to indulge cats include yummy snacks, like a bit of plain, boneless fish or chicken; kitty furniture; window seats; and, of course, quality cuddle time. You can also indulge your furball with a fun play session.

Reptiles

It’s a little harder to pamper reptiles: your snake probably won’t form a heart shape to show his gratitude if you bring him a special snack. Reptiles do have certain care requirements, however. Consider upgrading your pet’s habitat, or adding some new furnishings for your reptilian pal.

Birds

Our feathered friends are very adorable and charming! Polly spends a lot of time in her cage, so consider getting her a bigger one. Birds need lots of toys and perches, so why not get your winged buddy a few new things?

Pocket Pets/Exotics

Little furballs need love too! Smaller animals often live in cages, so, like birds or reptiles, they will benefit from having a bit more room, or some fun new toys. You can also give your tiny pal a new hidey-hole or a yummy snack.

Of course, no matter what kind of pet you have, proper veterinary care is very important! If your animal buddy hasn’t seen the vet in the while, call Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet clinic, serving Louisville and the surrounding areas, to set an appointment with a Louisville, CO vet.

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