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Love Your Pet Day ! By : Rachel Linden
February 20 th is a day to pamper your pet . People just love their pets , today is an easy day to spend time with them , and to give them special treats . Whether it ' s a dog , cat , fish , snake , or your pet rock … give them lots of love and attention today ! If you don ’ t have a pet maybe you could consider adopting a pet . Take a trip to your local Humane Society and bring home an animal that needs you . It might make you feel good too .
Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet ? In the United States , dogs are slightly more popular than cats , but not by much . Pets are not limited to the canine and feline categories . There are quite a few who prefer the companionship of birds , reptiles , fish or rats . Owning a pet has benefits , such as stress relief and lower blood pressure . So on February 20 ( and everyday ) show your appreciation to your pets !
Bring your pet a special treat , take an extra-long walk or give them more attention on National Love Your Pet Day . Whatever you decide to do , spoil and appreciate your pets !
At a loss ? Here are some fun ideas for celebrating “ Love Your Pet Day !” � Try something new- a new route for your walk , a new activity , etc .
Do a DIY pet project- make a treat jar , create a pet scarf , make homemade pet treats , or check online for thousands of other DIY pet project ideas
Have a playdate- help your pet burn off energy and socialize by finding some friends � Love a shelter pet- collect donations , reach out to your local shelter , or foster a pet if you can .
Remember- your pet is unique ! Dogs even have their own “ fingerprint ” which can be used to identify them . However , it isn ’ t on their paws- but on the tip of their noses ! So , celebrate your unique pet this National Love Your Pet Day !