Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Between all of the heart-shaped sweets, red roses and romantic stories shared during this time of the year, it’s important to recognize all of the loved ones in your life. The unconditional love of a pet is like no other. They never cease to show their excitement every time you come home or support you when you need a reason to cheer up.
Here are 7 ways to show your special Valentine how much you appreciate them:
1. Take Them On A Play Date
What’s Valentine’s Day without a date? An opportunity for an even better one with your pet! Whether outside at the local park or inside the comfort of your own home, your pet will appreciate a play date with you. Dedicate some time to building your bond and showering them with all the attention they’ve been craving.
2. Bake A Sweet Treat
If your pet has a sweet tooth, then spoil them with a sweet treat made just for them. Consider baking a treat of your own at home using a recipe you find online.
If you’re not much of a baker but still want to give them a festive food, then look no further! Heart-shaped kibbles like Solid Gold Love At First Bark and Solid Gold Mighty Mini are healthy choices for puppies while kittens will fall in love with the taste of Solid Gold Touch of Heaven.
3. Give Them A Gift
Give your furry Valentine a gift to show them you care. It could be a festive collar or a new chew toy. Even better, take them to your local pet store and let them pick out a toy for themselves. They will have fun with something new and you’ll enjoy seeing their excitement as they follow their curiosity.
4. Decorate The House
Decorate your home with seasonal decorations for Valentine’s Day. Avoid small items like heart-shaped candies or sequins that your pet could swallow by accident. Instead, find red blankets or plush pillows to create a cozy space for your pet to relax.
5. Set Up A Pet-Friendly Photo Shoot
Now that you’ve decorated your home with red, white and pink decorations, it is the perfect opportunity for a photo shoot with your furry family member. Pull out your cell phone or dust off that old camera and start taking photos of favorite Valentine. For inspiration, check out photos on Instagram or Facebook to see how other pet parents are capturing their special moments with their pets.
6. Find The Purrfect Playlist
You’re not the only one that enjoys a good tune. Did you know Spotify can curate a playlist just for your pet? Visit pets.byspotify.com to get a playlist for your pet based on music you love! Chances are your pet has similar taste in music from all of the time that you’ve spent together over the years.
7. Watch A Movie
At the end of the night, take a moment to unwind with your pet and play a movie. Movies like “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Marley and Me” feature furry characters sure to entertain both you and your pet. Your pet will enjoy being held while laying with you and you’ll be able to sit back and relax knowing that they will always be at your side.