Happy National Pet Day! Time to PAW-ty!

Every day is a great day to celebrate our pets, but National Pet Day, held annually on April 11th, is a day that gives us an extra special reason to show our furry friends just how much we love and appreciate them.

 

Here at Paw.com, we’re passionate about making life better for our furry friends. After all, they deserve it. Our fur kids bring so much joy to our lives and we'll always be grateful for them. 


Here are 5 ways to celebrate National Pet Day:

1.) Make your pet a delicious treat

dog treats

If you like to bake or if you just want to show your pet you care, bake or pick up their favorite treats. Click here for some healthy, dog-friendly recipes guaranteed to make your dog's tail wag. All ingredients in these recipes are considered safe for dogs, but as with humans, it's always good to make sure there are no dog allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients.   

 

2.) Teach your pet something new

Man and Dog Holding Hands

Teaching your pal a new trick is an activity you can do together and is something that has been shown to strengthen the bond in a dog-human relationship. Plus, they’ll get extra attention and treats, which is an added bonus. You don't need to be an animal training expert to teach your pal a new skill. Check out some tutorials online on teaching your dog new tricks. The key to teaching your four-legged friend a new trick is positive reinforcement by rewarding their good behavior with a treat or their favorite toy. Teaching your pup a trick is a fun task that will make your life and your pup's life more enjoyable!

  

3.) Pamper your pup

French Bulldog on Luxurious Memory Foam Dog Bed Runner Rug

Pamper your pup with a pet bed they'll love just as much as you do. With a pressure-relieving memory foam base, removable and washable cover, and a design that blends into home decor, your pup will be in doggie heaven and you won't have to choose between a beautiful home and a happy dog. Ultimately, you love your dog and want what's best for them.  Paw.com's cozy and stylish beds ensure your furry pal can chase squirrels in their dreams, and you can doze off with ease knowing that everyone is in for a good night's sleep.

 

 

4.) Give your furry friend extra cuddles

Baby & Dog Cuddles

Nothing quite beats the feeling of snuggling up next to your favorite furry friend. Cuddling with your fur pal will show them how much you love them and will actually benefit both of you. Every time you snuggle with your cat or dog, their levels of oxytocin — the hormone associated with love, attachment, and trust — rise, as do your own. Studies have shown that a cuddle a day can even have multiple psychological benefits for both your and your dog. Cuddles reduce the level of Cortisol, the hormone associated with stress, anxiety, and depression. With lower levels of Cortisol, you're more likely to feel happier and more relaxed. A cuddle a day keeps the doctor away!

  

5.) Make a donation

 Sad Shelter Dog

Celebrate all dogs, not just your own, by making a donation to an animal welfare organization. Consider giving back to your local community and bringing a basket of new dog toys to a nearby shelter or pet rescue. The dogs will enjoy the gifts and you'll feel good knowing you brought joy to some well-deserving dogs. We at Paw.com are proud to have partnered up with the Humane Society of Broward County.

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written by

Katelyn Buck