Treat your dog on world an­i­mal day

Harefield Gazette - - ANIMAL MATTERS -

An­i­mal lovers and ac­tivists across the globe will come to­gether on Oc­to­ber 4 to cel­e­brate World An­i­mal Day, with the aim of help­ing to raise aware­ness and im­prove the wel­fare stan­dards of an­i­mals worldwide.

The an­nual cel­e­bra­tion is a spe­cial op­por­tu­nity for every­one who cares about an­i­mals to show their sup­port. There are many ways to get in­volved, from at­tend­ing one of the hun­dreds of pre-or­gan­ised events tak­ing place all over the world to or­gan­is­ing an event of your own or sim­ply mak­ing a do­na­tion on­line.

For those with their own pet why not start the cel­e­bra­tions at home by treat­ing your furry friends and giv­ing them an ex­tra bit of TLC.

To help you treat your pet, Lint­bells, man­u­fac­tur­ers of pre­mium pet sup­ple­ments, have put to­gether five ways you could treat your dog on World An­i­mal Day to show them just how much they mean to you:

Walkies

The ‘W’ word can cause much ex­cite­ment in doggy house­holds across the coun­try. As soon as it is ut­tered tails wag, eyes widen and they’ll al­ready be wait­ing for you at the door. So why not take the time to treat your pooch to an a spe­cial ad­ven­ture to their favourite out­door spot. Whether it be a beach where they can get their paws wet and splash about in the sea, your lo­cal park or acres of open coun­try­side where they can run freely, it’ll be sure to go down a treat.

Play time

From ten­nis balls to squeaky bones and stuffed an­i­mals to tug ropes the toy op­tions for your dog re­ally are end­less. They may not al­ways stay in the best con­di­tion for long so why not sur­prise your dog with a brand new toy. This can pro­vide them with hours of fun and en­ter­tain­ment it’s sure to bring a smile to their face.

Say it with food

A small bit of their favourite food can be the per­fect way to treat your ca­nine com­pan­ion and let them know you love them. Treat them to some­thing you know they love and will ex­cited about, and some­thing they don’t have very of­ten, it is a spe­cial oc­ca­sion af­ter all.

Best seat in the house

If you can’t treat your pooch to the best seat in the house on World An­i­mal Day, when can you. Let them curl up on their favourite, usu­ally off lim­its, chair or sofa just for the day.

Pam­per day

Who doesn’t love putting their feet up and hav­ing a pam­per­ing ses­sion? And some dogs are no dif­fer­ent. If you know your dog likes it, a trip to the doggy par­lour could be the per­fect way to give your furry friend a bit of TLC. Af­ter a wash, brush and a pedi­cure they are sure to be feel­ing, smelling and look­ing fresh, mak­ing for a happy pooch and happy owner.

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