4 Ways to Show How Much You Love Your Geriatric Pet on Valentine’s Day
As February 14th approaches, you may be thinking of ways to show your human sweetheart how much you love them. With the following suggestions, you can also include your four-legged furry friend in this holiday’s fun and affection.
#1: Make your pet a special treat You may carefully select sweet treats to spoil your human sweetheart, but your pet would appreciate their own special snack. Whip up something tasty in the kitchen for your furry pals, such as cheese-, bacon-, or peanut butter-flavoured biscuits. Your feline friend may enjoy a treat that is cheese or tuna-flavoured. Don’t forget that our 4-legged companions may have food allergies, aversions or intolerances so don’t forget to factor their special dietary needs into your treat-making (or selecting!) process.
#2: Set aside time for a relaxing grooming and massage session for your pet Your pet would love nothing more than spending time with their favourite human, and a relaxing massage and grooming session is the perfect activity to enjoy time together. Geriatric pets may prefer a more gentle approach to their “spaw” treatment, in particular, if those arthritic joints or their back are a little more achy than they used to be. Not only will a gentle massage and brushing help your pet feel their best, but it will also give you the opportunity to check for skin abnormalities like lumps, bumps, and wounds.
#3: Engage in your pet’s favourite activity during the day Does your geriatric dog enjoy taking a neighbourhood stroll, sniffing out novel scents, and scoping out some wildlife along the way? Is your cat’s favourite activity sitting in the window in some glorious sunshine while they give a swipe or two at their feather wand or pouncing on “prey”? Whatever your furry pal enjoys the most, set aside time to engage in their most-loved activity to show them how much you cherish their companionship.
#4: Keep your pet safe from heart-shaped chocolate candies and flower bouquets Nothing shows your pet how much you love them, like keeping them safe from dangers, healthy and loved in their golden years. Chocolates and flowers are two of the most common Valentine’s holiday dangers for pets. If your pet eats your heart-shaped chocolate candies, they can suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizures. Flower bouquets that contain lilies can be toxic to cats and can cause acute kidney failure if your cat contacts any part of the lily, including pollen or vase water. Show your pet how much their friendship means to you by ensuring they’re happy and healthy.