“The best therapist has fur and four legs.” Summer is here, which means it’s time…
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger A. Caras.
Many people say that dogs are man’s best friend. However, to some people, dogs are an inseparable part of their family. Whenever you come back home, they will always be present there, wagging their tails showing how much they’ve missed you.
Moreover, they are always ready to comfort you whenever you feel sad. Always showing you with love and ready to protect you from odds. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that nobody else in this entire world can give you “Selfless love” like you dogs do.
So, how about the idea of spoiling your little companion with some love? Seems interesting? Alright then, scroll down to learn some healthy ways to pamper your puppies.
Going on a trip is always a great idea to pamper yourself. How about doing the same for your pooches? Dogs like to explore new places and meet new people. It makes them very excited and helps reduce their boredom and anxiety. You can go hiking, walk on the beach or simply enjoy the car ride.
In fact, there are several destinations and hotels which are dog friendly, so you can also go there. It is especially a good idea if you don’t get to spend a lot of time with your little buddies. As you’ll get to connect and spend remarkable time together.
Moreover, it’ll encourage them to be physically active, which can further help in reducing obesity and other health issues.
A grooming session is a fun way to spoil your pet and keep them healthy. Regular brushing will ensure that the natural oil is stimulating in your doggies. It’ll help keep their coat clean, shiny, and healthy. Moreover, you can also examine their skin for any fleas, tick, or dry patches.
Similarly, trimming their nails will ensure that they don’t get injured or harm somebody else. Also, if your dogs are old, trimming their nails can help in easing joint pain and arthritis.
Note: In the beginning, keep these sessions small and start with brushing their coat. It’ll help them relax. Thus, you can continue the session more effectively.
Pay Attention To Their Dietary Needs
While spoiling your little buddies is great, paying attention to what they eat is equally important. They need different minerals, vitamins, nutrients, and supplements during different stages of their life. Therefore you should consult your vet and create a dietary plan for them.
However, once in a while, you can spoil them with small treats. Make sure that the treats are small in size and don’t constitute more than 10% of the total diet. Or, you can feed your doggies homemade food such as cooked meat, rice, veggies, etc. There are numerous options that you can feed them, which can help keep them healthy and strong. Nonetheless, always consult the vet before feeding.
Keep Them Hydrated
Just like humans, dogs also need to stay hydrated. It helps regulate their body temperature, prevents kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and aids digestion. However, most of the water intake comes from their food, and they only drink water when they feel thirsty.
This might cause an issue during summers. Their body might need extra water, but they may and may not drink. It can result in dehydration. Moreover, some dogs get distracted due to running around or stress and don’t drink enough water.
Therefore, you need to ensure that your pets stay hydrated. Always keep a bowl of water near them. In fact, you can also use an outdoor fountain for dogs to ensure that they drink water along with playing. Likewise, if they like to play with ice cubes, you can try giving them ice treats. All in all, you need to do whatever it takes to keep them healthy and hydrated.
A Massage Day
If your puppies love to cuddle, then you can pamper them with a massage session. Just like humans, massage helps in reducing the stress in pets. It’ll also help improve blood circulation. Thus, providing relief to the sore muscles and joints.
To massage your puppies, you need to select either a quiet part of the house or their favorite area. Use gentle and soft strokes on the areas that they like the most. Use the palms and move them slowly, using long and sweeping motions.
If your dogs seem to enjoy it, try increasing the pressure. However, don’t press straight down on joints or bones. Nonetheless, avoid the areas where they don’t like to be touched. And in case they recoil or seem to be in pain, stop immediately.
Games And Fun
One of the best and healthiest ways to spoil your doggies is by spending a lot of time with them playing games and having fun. Try to find out what activities your pets enjoy the most. Do they like going out or staying in? Do they enjoy swimming? Do they love catching frisbee? You can play numerous games and figure out what they want and what they don’t.
Playing and spending time with them will help in creating a strong bond. Besides, it’ll also keep them active and physically fit.
Dress Them Up
Last but not least, you can also dress up your pets and maybe do a small runway show. You can buy them a new and fancy collar, leash, jacket, socks or tees. The options are endless. Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t get any clothing item that restricts breathing or covers the mouth.
In addition to this, you can also buy them a new bed to help them sleep and toys to play with. If it’s possible, you can also take them out with you to shop. It’ll be a fun and rewarding experience for both you as well as your beloved pets.
To sum it all up!
The options of what you can do to spoil and pamper your little buddies are countless. Nonetheless, whatever you do for them, you need to ensure that it’s promoting good behavior and helping them stay healthy.