Don’t we all have those days where we just cannot get out of bed, when we just can’t be bothered to do anything, when our muscles just won’t move and we feel fatigued and drained? Just like us humans do, so do our beloved dogs. Sometimes, your doggo will just not be their usual chipper self, they will mope around and be tired, and not interested in going out for a long walk. In those cases and on those days, you’ll have to be your dog’s rock and get them to move and get over the fatigued phase like the best friend you are.
You know when you feel fatigued and burned out and all you need is a good massage? You either get someone to massage you or go to the spa and get the professional pampering treatment you deserve. Well, your doggo can benefit from a soothing massage as well! Be a good sport and give your pupper a pamper session they will definitely be thankful for. Learning the ropes of dog massage will make your dog love you even more (if that is even possible) and including some soothing coconut oil in the process will keep their skin moisturized and elastic even when they are not feeling their best.
Every doggo needs some TLC sometimes. But, instead of taking them to a dog groomer, why not make it a fun day and give your pup a full on doggy spa day? When your doggo is fatigued and not feeling like themselves, taking a day to take care of them and replenish their energy will definitely help make your bond even stronger and it will benefit the both of you. Your dog – because they will get a relaxing day of tender loving care, and you – because you will get to do something nice for your pupper and show them exactly how much you love them.
When humans are fatigued and sad, what’s the thing that usually gets our energy back and makes us happy again? The same can be said for our faithful four-legged companions. Only this time, instead of just preparing a bunch of food and presenting it to your doggo, why not make food time into fun time? You can include your dog in the preparation, make the whole game more interesting by using toys, and make them get up and play with their food. Luckily, it is pretty easy to make food time interesting through the employment of creativity and various toys and trinkets.
Include some healthy energizing vegetables in your dog’s diet by smearing some peanut butter on them and stashing them around the house. Your dog will take their time to look for the yummy veggies.
For a tired doggo, taking a long walk is not an option. However, taking them for a short walk to get some fresh air and pee can help them feel better.
There are many causes of fatigue in dogs, but if your veterinarian has assessed that your dog is not sick, try to make them feel better by doing one of these activities. Most of the time, your pup will just be too tired from a lot of high energy activities, so taking the time to replenish their strength is crucial. Give them some time to get back to their usual selves and we are sure that your pupper will love and care for you even more when you give them some much-needed downtime.