It Takes More Than Puppy (or Kitty) Love
There are lots of ways you can show your pet how much they mean to you on Valentine’s Day, from a surprise toy to an extra helping of after-dinner treats. But the number one way to show them how loved they are is by keeping them healthy! Valentine’s Day festivities could call for some extra precautions, so make sure you’re prepared.
Harp on the Details.
If you’re planning on having a Valentine’s Day gathering, you can keep your pet feeling relaxed in the crowd by playing soothing music. Harp music in particular is recognized as being a powerful healing sound for pets, thanks to its soothing tones and peaceful melodies. It can help calm any anxiety your cat or dog might be feeling, while keeping with your party theme.
Skip the Sweets. Stick to Treats.
Many people are aware that they should keep their pups away from chocolates, but there should be a conversation about another goodie they need to keep their paws off of: conversation hearts. These kitschy candies are great for sharing cute messages with friends and loved ones; however, they contain an ingredient called xylitol that could potentially be harmful to dogs. Store this candy in a spot your dogs won’t be able to reach to protect those cute bellies they love to have rubbed.
No Nipping at the Buds.
Dogs aren’t the only pets that need a little extra love this holiday. Cats should also be carefully watched when playing around Valentine’s Day treats, particularly if someone gets you a bouquet of lilies. These pretty flowers can be harmful to curious cats who try to snack on them, and because cats are so agile, it might be hard to put them in a spot out of their reach. Try keeping them in a room with the door closed when you’re away, and keep a close eye on them while at home.