Do you know how to show your pet you love them? I am sure you do and you have many ways you demonstrate that love. I grew up around dogs, as my mother trained and showed Irish Setters. As I became older and lived in apartments that didn’t allow dogs, my preference shifted to cats. I have had cats in my home for about the last 20 years and they are extremely important to my family. We currently own two sisters: Hazel and Meep. Hazel Fantazal, the fattest cat in the world and Meep, the narcoleptic cat who can sleep sitting up (as evidenced by the picture below!). I love these furry girls and they have been kind enough to allow my family and I live among them! I wanted to be sure I was showing my appreciation for them, so I did a search for ideas of showing them I care about and love them. Here are some great ideas:
How To Show Your Pet You Love Them
- Exercise: Pets, especially dogs, need plenty of exercise to keep them healthy. For cats, there are a ton of available indoor structures that your cat can climb and stretch those muscles. So, give your pet the opportunity to run, chase, stretch, crawl and climb at least twice a day.
- Petting: Pets love to be stroked and we are always happy to oblige out cats and pet them all the time. Again, we all know cats allow us to pet them on their schedule, not ours, so when the girls hunker down on my lap, I know it is time for some heavy petting (hee hee hee).
- Health: All domestic pets need to visit their vet on a regular basis to be sure they are up to date on medications, vaccines and other pertinent health care. If you have a pet that goes outdoors as well as in, you may need to speak to your vet about any special attention they may need.
- Food and Water: Make sure you are feeding your pet not only the correct food, but the correct amount of food. Pet’s nutritional health changes as they age, so you need to speak to your vet when you visit about your pet’s diet. We have let Hazel gain too much weight and our vet recommended a special food that had fewer calories while giving her all the nutrition she needs.
- Shelter: Does your pet have adequate shelter indoors and out? Many of us only think of an outdoor dog house or cat trail, but they need to have a place they can rest inside the house as well. If you don’t want your pet to sleep in your bed or on your furniture, you need to provide them with a place to lay their heads. When finding a place for Hazel and Meep, I wanted something comfortable that also looked great. When I found Pet Tents, I knew I had found the perfect solution for our needs.
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When I was looking for luxury beds for pets, I had no idea what I would find. I wanted the girls to have a nice place to sleep that would also look nice in the family room. I was so excited when I found Pet Tents because they made such gorgeous pieces that were almost too nice to put a pet in! When our Pet Tent came and we put it together, the kids said they wished they had a big one to sleep in! Of the seven styles to choose from, we decided on the Vive le Chocolate ($129.95) which matched our décor perfectly. What I love about this product is that it is extremely well-built and I know it will be in our family for years to come. The tent was very easy to put together (it took 5 minutes), is lightweight and easily fits both cats. With the raised platform, the girls aren’t sleeping directly on the floor, so they are much more comfortable. One of the most important features to me was that the cats are almost completely sheltered, which is very important to me. Henry can be really rough and tumble and sometimes those wrestling moves scare the heck out of the girls! With their being sheltered, the noise is lessened, and therefore the girls aren’t as bothered by the boisterousness of the scary human boy!! I absolutely, hands-down love, love the Pet Tent and I could not be happier knowing my sweet girls have a lovely and comfy place to lay their furry heads.
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