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Valentine’s Day is almost here and as a pet owners, we know that you have a deep love and appreciation of your pet. We’ve compiled some of the best ways to show your pets you love them.

Do These Things to Show Your Love

Ykitten lays on a pink surface with heartsou can show your pet you love and appreciate them in a variety of ways. One way to your pet’s heart is through healthy treats. You can choose from pre-made products like Greenies or you can get some fresh fruits and veggies for something a little extra special. Healthy “people food” treats can include watermelon, blueberries, cooked sweet potatoes, bananas, green peas, apples, broccoli, and green beans. All of these kinds of treats should be unseasoned as some seasonings (garlic and onion, for instance) are toxic to dogs and cats. For cats, a little bit of catnip is a fun treat sprayed on a toy.

Another way to show your pet some love is to take them out for some additional exercise. If the weather permits, an extra walk or trip to the dog park can be a fun and healthy way for you and your dog to spend time together. For cats, some extra playtime with a teaser toy or laser can give them a chance to exert energy and get good exercise. If your pet enjoys playing with toys, buying them something that helps stimulate their brains is always a good choice.

One of the best ways to show your pets you love them is to spend time with them! Dogs, especially, are social animals and require time and attention. Whether you’re taking them on walks, to the dog park, playing fetch, or just sitting with them and petting them, your dog will soak up all the extra attention you provide and in turn, will be a loyal companion. Cats are more independent than dogs, but they still need attention as well. Watch for signs your cat is looking for your one-on-one time including nudging or climbing into your lap (or on top of your computer).

EPIC is Here if You Need Us

EPIC is open 24/7 for your emergency pet needs. Please call us at (951) 695-5044 for our wait times and provide our staff with a complete explanation of the emergency situation and your pet’s condition.