July 21, 2010

Love Your Pet? Here are the Best Ways to Pamper Your Pet

Filed under: Pamper Your Pets — Dr. Amber Reed @ 10:05 am

It’s not that dogs and cats don’t live pretty lush lives, they usually have loving owners who feed and shelter them, but from time to time it’s nice to treat your pet to a bit of pampering.  Dogs and cats feel stress just the same as humans and over time this stress can really start to weigh down on them.  As such, a bit of special treatment goes a long way to helping your pet live a long and happy life that is free of illness and unnecessary worries.  Here are the top 3 ways for you to pamper your pet.

  1. Everybody loves a good massage and so does your pet.  Who doesn’t remember a time when a dog or cat walked up, nuzzled their head under your hand, and encouraged you to give them a pet?  Petting is a sign of affection but why not take it one step further with a cat or dog massage.  There are tons of books on the market that can teach you how to give a great massage.  Massaging your pet can alleviate stress, restore emotional balance, and can also reduce the pain associated with illnesses like arthritis.
  2. Go for a walk.  Exercise is one of the leading ways that any animal, human or otherwise, can reduce stress in their life.  Not only is a bit of exercise necessary for maintaining the basic levels of health, but it gives your dog or cat a chance to explore a new environment.  On hot days, a walk in the morning or evening also gives your pet a chance to cool down.  Most importantly, regular walks are the ideal bonding experience for pets and their owners.

Finally, try upgrading your pet’s bed.  We all love having a cozy bed to retire to at night and so do your pets.  Buy a bed that is a suitable size and provides relief from hard floors.

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