In these unprecedented times, Valentine’s Day is going to be different. Sadly, there won’t be the same level of romance as we are all staying at home and protecting the NHS.
There is one silver lining, our pets are being spoilt as they have our near undivided attention.
What can we do so they know how appreciated they are on this rather odd Valentine’s Day?
Make toys for your pets
Making your pets toys from items you find around the house is a fun, and cheap way to spend an afternoon. You can even get the rest of the family involved. Whether you have cats, dogs, bunnies, or even a parrot you will find these DIY pet toy ideas a fun way to fill a winter’s afternoon and make a treat for your furry, feathered, or scaled companion.
Bake some healthy treats for your dog
If your dog is anything like mine then he will love his treats. However, you do need to be careful to make sure that you aren’t feeding your dog too much. We don’t want him/her piling on the pounds. We have compiled a list of 5 healthy treats your dog will love.
Create the perfect home for your hamster
Size doesn’t matter when it comes to matters of the heart. Hamsters have such large personalities, it’s not surprising that they are one of our favourite animals to have as a pet. Whilst hamsters are easy to look after, there are some important steps needed to ensure that they are as happy and comfortable as possible. Why not take a moment to read our advice on creating the perfect home for your hamster?
Remembering pets that are no longer with us
Special dates and anniversaries can trigger strong feelings of loss; especially in the first year after a bereavement. This is no different for bereaved pet owners. For many, the grief felt for a departed pet can be as strong as the grief felt for the loss of a family member or friend.
If this Valentine’s Day you find yourself feeling the absence of a beloved pet, don’t minimise these feelings. Talking to a trusted friend or family member can help. It may also help if you spend some time remembering the good times you had together.
Online pet tributes
We offer a free online pet tribute service to all pet owners. On a pet tribute, you can upload a photograph of your pet and write a special message. We will then approve the pet tribute so that it appears on the CPCCares website and our Facebook page where other owners will share their messages with you.