6 Great Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

Mark your calendars: August 26 is National Dog Day! Of course, we think our adorable canine friends should be celebrated every day. After all, Fido’s love and loyalty are truly precious gifts. That said, this is a great time to show your pooch some extra TLC. Read on as a Marietta, GA vet offers some great ideas for celebrating National Dog Day.

Treats

Nothing gets that furry tail wagging like the promise of a yummy treat! Pamper your pet with a delicious snack. Cooked, plain meat, such as boneless chicken, turkey, steak, or beef, is a great option. You can also make your four-legged pal a delicious homemade snack. Look online for recipes. Just be sure to stick to foods that are safe for Fido.

Toys

Our canine buddies are very playful. In fact, as far as Fido is concerned, there is simply no such thing as too many toys! Pick up a few new playthings for your pooch.

Veterinary Care

We know, visiting us probably isn’t Fido’s favorite thing to do, but regular veterinary care is crucial to his health. Let this be a reminder to schedule your furry pal’s next appointment.

Photo Shoot

Take some time to get some really cute pictures of Fido. Go for an action shot of your pup chasing his favorite toy, or snap an adorable still of your pooch just looking up at you. You don’t have to be a pro to get great pics! Shooting against a background that Fido won’t blend into will help by increasing the contrast. Also, try shooting on your knees for a great eye-level shot. Use photo editing software to polish your favorite shots.

Puppy Party

Do you have friends and/or family members with gentle, well-behaved dogs? Invite some of Fido’s friends over for a puppy playdate. Have toys and treats ready for your pet’s buddies, and maybe host a potluck barbeque for your own guests. Just be sure that all of your canine pals are current on their vaccines and parasite control.

Time

The time we have with our furry friends often passes much too quickly. Spend some extra time with Fido. Indulge him with a fun play session or an extra-long walk, and oblige his requests for belly rubs and cuddles.

Is your dog due for a veterinary appointment? Call us, your Marietta, GA veterinary hospital, anytime!

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