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Spoil Your Dog on a Budget

August 1, 2019

There’s a special doggy holiday coming up: August 10th is Spoil Your Dog Day! Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to get that cute tail wagging. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet lists some budget-friendly ways to pamper your pooch.

Doggy Adventures

Dogs love to run, play, and explore. What better place to do that than a dog park? Treat your faithful friend to a fun excursion to a local park. Fido may also enjoy going to a new trail. Even changing up your furry buddy’s walking route can benefit him by offering him a change of scenery.

Puppy Play Date

You’re the apple of Fido’s eye, but that doesn’t mean he won’t enjoy socializing with other dogs. Host a puppy playdate for your pet. Invite some of your friends and family members over, and have them bring their pups. Make the occasion a potluck, with everyone bringing a dish and some doggy treats.

DIY Toys

Toys are not only great fun for Fido, they’re also good for him both mentally and physically. You can make your canine buddy some really cute playthings! To make your pet a rope toy, cut an old tee shirt or towel into strips. Then, braid the strips together. Next, braid those braids together. Repeat until you get the size you want, and then tie the whole thing off in a big knot. You can find many more homemade toy ideas online.


Taking a bath may not be Fido’s first choice of how to spend this doggy holiday, but he will look and feel better with proper grooming. Bathing isn’t the only option here, though: you can also brush your canine pal, brush his teeth, clip his nails, or clean his ears.


Many dogs really like learning new things. If Fido doesn’t know basic doggy obedience commands, like Sit , Stay , and Come , work on these. You can also show your pup some cute tricks!


Your pooch really wants nothing more than to hang out with you. Spend some quality time with your furry bff. Indulge Fido with a long walk or a fun play session. Belly rubs and ear scritches are also great!

Please contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet serving Louisville and surrounding areas, anytime. We’re happy to help!