We understand the importance of keeping every member of your family relaxed and comfortable, especially our loyal companions that are always eager for walks and cuddles! With the help of our trusty Chief Product Tester, Leo, we’ve compiled five important and necessary tips to help keep your favourite furry friends happy and thriving in 2021.
While this is an obvious suggestion, we thought we’d include it because of how important it is to our pet’s health and wellbeing. Regular exercise through walks, games, and swimming can help keep our loved ones physically and mentally fit. The aim isn’t to tire your furry friend out but to encourage them to have fun and stimulate their senses in exciting ways. Incorporating interactive toys like our very own Snuffle Mat and Balls is a great way to do this, as it encourages exercise and engagement while allowing your pet to have fun! Daily exercise can also be an effective way to gauge your pet’s health, if they seem to be struggling with moderate exercise, it may be an indication of health problems that you can work to resolve.
As humans, we like to feel clean and tidy and always put together – the same goes for our beloved pets. Make sure to take them for regular grooms and baths and incorporate weekly brushes. Maintaining your pet’s hair and nails is a terrific way of making sure they look and feel their best and it means they’re photo-ready at any given moment! Let’s be honest, we’re always taking too many photos of our fur babies so introducing good grooming habits will only ensure your photo collection doubles! Keep in mind that some pets require certain grooming methods, so check with your local vet before changing routines or introducing new grooming products.
Keeping them warm in Winter
Daylight savings is officially over and that means we’re finally heading into the colder months of the year. While most cats and dogs have beautifully thick fur that protects them from the cold, it’s important to take extra measures to ensure our pets remain comfortable this Winter. Bulk up your pet’s bedding with extra blankets to make sure they’re not shivering through the night, if we need extra blankets to sleep, there’s a good chance our pet does as well. You could also explore sweaters and vests for those windy and rainy days. Not only will they keep your pet warm and happy, they also make for a cute and stylish spotlight moment!
Certain foods and diets can drastically affect our moods, so why wouldn’t it be the same for our fur babies? Take the time to properly research the food products you’re using to ensure your pet is receiving the best you can offer. Try to avoid nasty chemicals and additives and perhaps invest in more nutritional foods to help your pet maintain a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. A healthy diet contributes to your fur baby’s lifespan and minimises obesity-related illnesses. We love to offer treats and special snacks, but too much of this can harm our pets without us even realising! Regular vet checks will be a good indication if your pet is maintaining a balanced lifestyle and can provide insight to make positive choices for your pet.
While we all love to supply our pets with endless amounts of cuddles, it’s important to understand the significance of this. Petting, cuddles, and all kinds of belly rubs promotes a positive relationship between you and your fur baby and encourages a bond of trust and comfort. Not only is it a great way to show your pet you love and cherish them, but affection also motivates successful interactions with fellow furry friends and humans! Strengthening the emotional connection between a human and fur baby helps us understand our pets and allows us to provide the most comfortable lifestyle possible for them. Where humans lack in speaking cat or dog, they compensate with copious amounts of love and cuddles – sounds like a win to us!
Love and cherish your fur babies!
Your pets deserve the best of life and comforts and all we want to do is help you provide that! These tips are to help you make sure your cat and/or dog is enjoying life and all it has to offer. It’s important to always pay attention to your pet and take them for regular wellness checks to ensure they’re healthy, happy, and thriving. Make sure to treat your fur baby to treats (within moderation) and lots of presents and toys! Check out Pet Boutique’s amazing range of accessories and toys, designed for the happiness and comfort of your lovable companion. Don’t forget to supply your pet with extra cuddles today to let them know just how special and appreciated they are!