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A Pet Parents Guide: Valentine's Day

Love is in the air this time of year! Valentine's Day is a time to share your love with those you cherish. While conventionally thought of as just for romantic love, it has been extended to the love of family and friends both human and animal. We want you to have a delightful day full of love so we're detailing how you can enjoy your valentines while being the best parent you can be.

Showing Your Love

Valentines' is about more than just telling someone you love them; it’s about showing them your love! People do this in many ways but the number one is by giving gifts!

Certain gifts like flowers and chocolate really pull on the heartstrings. These gifts are great for human loved ones but can pose a severe threat to the health of pets.
Gifts aren’t just for a significant other, showing your dog how much you love them is always a sweet gesture. This can be done with an extra long playtime, some much-needed affection, and of course, getting them their favorite treats.

Spending Time Together

Valentine's day is as much about spending time with your loved ones, as it is about showing your affection. Many people opt for date nights at restaurants, the movies, or out in the park.

What can be forgotten about, is their pooch waiting at home for them. Dogs can have separation anxiety and after missing you all day when you’re at work, the last thing they want to do is to have you leave again for the night.

There is always the option of staying in, and snuggling on the couch with a special someone and your loyal canine companion.  

Instead of going to the movies, why not watch one from the comfort of your home and cuddle on the couch. Homecooked meals can be just as romantic if not more than a meal out. A walk full of romantic whispers and sweet nothings sounds ideal and the only thing that can make it better is bringing your best friend along. And all of these allow your pup to be anxiety-free, by knowing exactly where you are!

  • Tip from the Farm: Valentine's Day can be tough on singles. Making it a personal day to do your favorite things while blocking out your negative thoughts. Fun activities with your best friend like burying liver bites in the snow, learning new tricks, and taking some cute pictures, can be a positive distraction. 

Staying in not only offers you a way to show your love to your best friend, but it also offers you some privacy from other couples and a way to gain a deeper connection. 

Valentine's Day is time to show the people you're close to that you care about them! This can be done is so many different ways and we hope that with our tips, you and all your loved ones can have a special day.


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