We have so much to be thankful for this year and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s take a moment to give thanks for our amazing loyal furry companions in our life.
Many pet parents agree that life with our furry friends is even better with them in it and we couldn’t imagine our life without them. They provide us with so much whether that be companionship, loyalty, love, snuggles, and the list goes on forever.
Here’s a few things every pet parent should be thankful for this year when it comes to their pet.
Healthy Pet Food Options
Our pet’s health is of the utmost importance, especially since we all want our faithful companions to live forever. The first place to start is making sure your furry friend is on a high quality diet that suits their dietary needs.
Whether that diet may be protein enriched, grain free, chicken free, limited ingredient, etc., it’s important to have options and know what’s best for your pet. If your dog is on the heavier side, maybe it’s time to treat your pet to a limited ingredient diet so they can healthily shed some pounds while eating the proper nutrition.
We highly recommend checking out all of Merrick Pet Food options as they provide a variety of opportunities to get your pet on the right track to a healthy lifestyle.
High Quality Treats
Along with a highly nutritious diet, it’s important that your pet receives high quality treats to keep up with their health in check. As pet parents, we are extremely thankful for the variety of options that fit our pets needs; however, sometimes the diversity of treats can be overwhelming.
This year, we are loving single ingredient pet treats. Icelandic+ treats are one of our favorite treats because of the pure ingredients used to support our pets digestive, physiological, metabolic, and nutritional requirements.
The best part of these treats is the fact that they are multifunctional when it comes to nutrition. Each treat promotes healthy skin and coat with Omega-3 fatty acids as well as helps reduce tartar and plaque build-up, making them good for your pet’s teeth.
Veterinarians Keeping Our Pet Healthy
These past two years have been some of the most difficult years veterinarians have ever faced with having to combat COVID-19 and the influx of adopted pets. While veterinarians were excited to see that more and more animals were being rescued and adopted, their days became long and in many cases, mentally draining.
Through every hardship that may have come with this year, veterinarians did their best to make sure your pet received the quality care they deserve. Remember to give thanks and show appreciation for vets all over the world who continue to keep you and your pets happy, healthy, and safe.
While many of us are still working from home, interactive toys have become some of the best ways to keep our pet occupied while we’re on important Zoom calls. Whether it be a dog puzzle, licking mat, cat wands or a hide and seek toy, these have become our go-to this year when we’re in need of a little quiet time.
One interactive toy we’re extremely thankful for are the Patchwork Pet interactive dog toys, especially their rubber prickly surprise ball collection. These toys are great for heavy chewers and ball loving dogs. This ball is wrapped in two layers of fabric making it almost like a scavenger hunt for your pup and keeping them busy for some time.
As mentioned earlier, one of every pet parent’s ultimate goals is to have their pet live for many many years. Bone and joint supplements have started gaining a lot of attention this year because of their superior benefits and they’re definitely something to be thankful for.
According to veterinarian Dr. Hunter Finn, he recommends that every dog over at least over the age of seven is on a joint supplement and even larger breed dogs can benefit from them starting at an earlier age.
Joint support supplements help relieve joint discomfort and stiffness providing long-term joint support for aging-dogs. They also help maintain joint lubrication and stability so they can spend more time by your side on your wild adventures.
Pet Friendly Public Places
After being locked in our houses for most of 2020, we were all in search of places where we could enjoy the outdoors and bring our furry friend along. These places allow for not only doting pet parents to interact with friends they may not have seen in a while, but also provides an opportunity for your pet to interact in a different social environment.
Pet insurance has become wildly popular amongst many pet parents this year, especially in the wake of more and more insurance companies offering it as a part of a bundle. Plus with more people owning multiple animals, they’ve come to realize just how expensive it is to take care of them.
Pet parents often never know what kind of medical bill will be thrown their way after visiting the vet’s office, so many are thankful to have pet insurance coverage when some of those big bills from accidents and illnesses come their way.
Lemonade Pet Insurance has become a favorite amongst many people as they provide several different coverage options making it easier to tailor to your pet’s needs. Lemonade provides exceptionally well priced insurance options for your dogs and cats needs, plus they give back to organizations like CUDDLY so we can help more animals in need.
Social media provides easy access to pet parent groups, advice from other pet parents, tips and tricks from veterinarians, and exposure to new and different toys and technology that would enhance your pets life. If you have a simple question, TikTok’s favorite veterinarian Dr. Hunter Finn is in your pocket ready to give an answer while also providing you with endless entertainment.
If you’re looking to help other pets in need, CUDDLY’s social media is a great way to find animals who could use some extra love and support through monetary donations or wishlist items. It is also another great resource for tips and tricks and keeps followers up to date with exciting things going on in animal welfare.
Plus, social media is a great opportunity to show off your furry friend to all your friends and family!
Rescuers Who Save Pets
Every year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter a community shelter. Many of these animals are rescued by shelter workers and volunteers who work tirelessly to return pets to their original home or provide a second chance at a life we believe animals deserve.
Animal rescuers are the first ones to the scene of a disaster, they drive hours into the night to save animals from euthanization, they use their own money for boarding costs to give animals a second chance, and so much more. Without these rescuers, your furry friend may not be snuggling up next to you each and every day. Thank you to every single rescuer and for all that you do to make the lives of animals better.
And of course, their pets!
Obviously we’re thankful for our pets based on all the things we would do for them as seen by the list above. Not only would we do anything for them, but also pets make our lives significantly better by the endless amount of love they provide. Studies show that pet owners live healthier, longer and happier lives thanks to their furry friends.
Not only do pets allow us to live better lives, but they also can improve even the worst of days with their endless affection.
Give a rescue pet something to be thankful for by sending them a much needed item off of their wishlist today at cuddly.com/wishlists.
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