Who doesn’t like to be pampered? It makes us feel special and appreciated, and it also feels oh-so-good. Our dogs are no different—they also love a good pampering! The thing is, we have to be mindful of how we pamper them. Many of us offer our pooches unhealthy treats as our go-to way of pampering them, but these treats are often laden with unhealthy ingredients. It’s high time that we switched up the way we pamper our dogs so we also take into account health considerations. If you’re after some healthier ways to pamper your pet, check out our 4 ideas below.
Going on an outdoor adventure is a way of pampering your dog that is great for their mental and physical health—and yours! There’s nothing quite like Mother Nature to rejuvenate both of you and to get in some extra bonding time. Where you go is up to you, but be sure to pick an area that will suit both of your exercise abilities.
That being said, you don’t need to miss out on a more challenging or longer adventure simply because your dog can’t keep up. There’s an innovative solution that will ensure you can both enjoy the experience to the fullest: use a backpack dog carrier. If you’re looking for one that ticks all the boxes, try the K9 Sport Sack. Designed in consultation with vets and pet industry pros, this backpack pet carrier is comfortable and easy-to-use. It gives dog owners and their four-legged friends the freedom to go anywhere they desire.
We know we mentioned it’s best to avoid giving our dogs unhealthy treats, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them healthy ones! Sadly though, many dog treat brands rely on clever marketing to make it seem like they are healthier than they actually are. Just take a careful look at a few nutrition labels and you’ll realize that many of treats sold to you as being healthy are in fact quite the opposite!
If your dog always looks forward to treats, it’s time you made the switch to some healthier options. Modern Dog highlights twelve healthy treat ideas that your dog will love chowing down. As you can see, they are a far cry than the usual dog treats that are packed with processed ingredients. Be sure to have some of these alternatives on hand the next time you want to pamper your dog.
Speaking of food, did you know that there are food delivery services you can treat your dog to? While food delivery services for humans have already made a big splash in recent years, food delivery services for dogs have somehow flown under the radar. They are the perfect treat for dogs with busy owners who don’t have the time to always prepare a delicious and nutritious meal.
Just like the food delivery you order for yourself, there are a wide range of dog food delivery services to choose from. They offer all kinds of meals to suit a range of dietary requirements and budgets. Quick delivery and easy preparation ensures that you won’t need to worry about your dog’s diet even on your busiest days. Stocking up on these meals also allows you to provide your pooch with an extra special meal whenever you want to reward them. Think of it as a hack that will pamper both you and your dog!
A final idea to pamper your dog is to book them into a grooming session. A grooming session is one of the most luxurious experiences you can give your dog. It will leave them looking good and feeling even better. If you haven’t booked a dog grooming session before, you may be wondering what to expect. It may surprise you that a grooming session shouldn’t just involve cutting your dog’s hair.
As Angie’s List explains, “A well-executed groom should produce an inventory on the dog's physical condition, as well as a fresh and beautiful dog.” If you’re unsure what to expect, don’t hesitate to ask questions when enquiring. There are plenty of dog grooming services around, so don’t feel pressured to settle for second best. Once you arm yourself with tips of what to do, you and your dog will be sure to have a fulfilling experience.
About the AuthorMonica Mizzi is a freelance writer and digital marketer with a soft spot for all fluffy creatures. She’s written 100+ articles about animal care, ranging from how to train puppies to the healthiest pet snacks on the market. She currently writes for Pet Life Today. Having grown up with a Tabby cat and later a Netherland Dwarf rabbit, she’s always had a love for animals. While she’s now on the road too much to take care of her own pet, she’s found an innovative solution: take care of other people’s pets! She’s now something of a professional cat sitter, having taken care of nine gorgeous cats just in 2019! Her dream is to one day visit Antarctica to see penguins marching.
On this week's blog post, we feature a post written our good friend Amanda Runge. She talks about some of the things that she's learned as she's hiked and traveled with Winky through the years. These tips and tricks are very important to ensure that you and you dog have a fun and safe adventure together.
Amanda is a gifted blogger, traveler, writer, and loves to share her adventures with her dog Winky. Be sure to follow their adventures together on Instagram by following @she.hikes.utah