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5 Pawesome Reasons To Celebrate National Dog Day

August 15, 2020

National Dog Day is coming up August 26th. This is one occasion that we’re thrilled to spread awareness about. Our canine pals certainly deserve to be celebrated! Fido has really earned the honorary title of Man’s Best Friend. In this article from Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, a vet offers lists some reasons to celebrate dogs.

Faithful Friends

Dogs have a long list of great qualities, but their loyalty is definitely one of the top ones. The unconditional love pets offer us is a priceless gift! Fido will stay by your side no matter what, offering unwavering friendship as you navigate whatever curveballs life throws at you. He may occasionally eat your shoes or dig holes in your yard, but he’ll never judge you, tell your secrets, or betray you, and he’s always ready to provide cuddles and puppy smooches when you need them.

Comedy Relief

Man’s Best Friend can be, well, a bit goofy at times. It’s hard not to chuckle at Fido’s silly antics, like his adorable happy dances, his confused head tilts, or his theatrical begging routines. Laughter may very well be the best medicine, and dogs certainly provide us with lots of it!


When the coronavirus pandemic hit, our canine buddies were more than happy to step up and help us cope with stress, financial strain, and, of course, being stuck at home. One of the bright spots of the past year was seeing kennels empty as people rushed to adopt pooches. Quarantine is definitely better with dogs!


Did you know that people with dogs are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t have pups? This really isn’t surprising, when you think about it. All of those walks add up! Fido is more than happy to help you stay in shape!

Health Benefits

Dogs also keep us healthy in other ways. Fido’s love and companionship are very soothing in troubled times. In fact, cuddling our furry buddies helps us cope with stress, depression, anxiety, and other issues. That comfort translates into very tangible benefits, such as lower blood pressure and reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.

Do you have questions about your pup’s health or care? Please contact Arapahoe Animal Hospital, your Boulder, CO vet, serving Louisville and surrounding areas, for your pet’s veterinary care needs.