National Dog Day was founded as a way to recognize the level of enrichment that dogs bring to our lives. Dogs do so many wonderful things for us that it’s difficult to mention them all. However, at the top of that list would be providing companionship, protecting us, and comforting us. This is why each year since 2004, on August 26th, dog lovers across the country have celebrated National Dog Day. Since the holiday is fast approaching, we thought we’d share three tips on how to show your dog that you care.
If your dog was to suddenly become ill would you know what to do or who to turn to? If you don’t already have a contingency plan, this is a good time to put one together. Your dog will thank you for it and so will your wallet. Perhaps the best thing that you can do, in this regard, is to purchase a medical insurance plan for your dog. This way, you’ll know that your dog can get the best care possible from a reputable veterinarian and that it will be affordable.
Walk Your Dog Daily
Dogs need regular exercise in order to stay healthy. Walking your dog is a great way to do this. In addition to the physical benefit that dogs receive from regular walks it is speculated that they may also receive an emotional benefit from this regular form of exercise as well-a healthy dog is a happy dog. Not to mention that every time you walk your dog you’re getting exercise as well.
When it comes to dog treats there are so many different types to choose from. Doggie treats come in two main varieties. You’ve got the tasty treats that consist of neat little snacks that your furry four legged friend will enjoy and you’ve got the non-edible treats. The non-edible variety would fall under the categories of toys, clothes, pillows, etc. Either one is a great way to let your pooch know that you care.
Speaking of clothes did you know that you can find ten different doggie garments on the Rock Bottom T-Shirts store-all for under $8? It’s true, you sure can. So why not show your dog that you care today? You’ll be glad you did!
Do you know of other ways to show a dog you care? If you do, please share them with us, we’d be happy to hear from you. And if you’d like, you can also “like” this post on our Fan Page.