By Emily Gantt
Published: 08/04/2021, edited: 08/05/2021
Knowing how to spoil your dog
can be tricky since every dog has a different personality. With National
Spoil Your Dog Day rapidly approaching, you may be looking for new ways
to make your fur-baby feel extra special. Luckily, we have you covered.
Here are 5 "furrific" ways to spoil your dog on Spoil Your Dog Day.
If your dog is more of the laidback type, it can be difficult to know how to spoil them. But we guarantee you a new dog bed will be the way to their heart.
Nowadays, pet supply companies carry all sorts of dog beds, from memory foam to cooling beds to suit any canine's preference. They even make burrow beds for pooches that like to be under covers and orthopedic beds for pups with bad backs. Whichever bed you choose, we're sure your pup will appreciate it!
This National Spoil Your Dog Day, why not make your pup a home-cooked meal? There are literally thousands of dog treat recipes online, from baked goods to smoothies. You can even narrow the search to find recipes that incorporate your dog's favorite foods (like these peanut butter treat recipes for dogs that go nuts for peanut butter). If you really want to spoil your baby, invest in a food puzzle to turn treat time into playtime!
There's no better way to end a hot summer on a high note than with a trip to the beach with your fur-baby. Your pup will feel #blessed to spend the day frolicking in the water with you. If you don't live near a body of water, grab a kiddie pool and fill it up for your fur-babies — they'll love it just the same!
Want to really impress your pup? Schedule them a spa day at a local dog spa.
Not close to a dog spa? There are lots of ways to DIY a spa day at home. Give your pup a nice long massage or a bubble bath to soothe those tired paws. You might also try making your own paw balm to combat painful cracking on the paw pads. This activity is sure to make your pup feel like the star of the show!
A shopping date is the "pawfect" way to spoil a play-oriented pup.
Take your pooch to an animal supply store and let them pick out their
own toys, treats, and bones. Your pup will have a blast browsing the
shelves and getting to choose their plushies and chews. After your
shopping spree, treat your pup to a nice meal at a dog-friendly
restaurant. (Bonus points for choosing a spot that has a menu especially
for canine customers!)
As doting pet parents ourselves, we know you don’t need a holiday to spoil your fur-baby, but showing your pup some extra love on Spoil Your Pet Day can’t hurt. Your dog is sure to appreciate whatever you do for them, even if it's just extra snuggles and pets.
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