One of the most important things you can do for and with your pet is spend time with it. You might invest in lupine collars and buy needed treatment like Nutramax to keep them healthy, but they need to spend time with you too. Whether it’s your best little buddy of a pooch, or the sweet cat you rescued when it was just a kitten, these guys have a loyalty to us like no other. And for that, you owe them some one on one time. It’s important to “socialize” with your pet and put aside some time to play with, pet, and generally love them.
- Make time out of your day and make it a regular part of your schedule. Instead of saying you’ll play with the cat when you have time, or tossing your dog a chew toy and hoping they’ll entertain themselves, take some time when you come home from work or before you head out in the morning to play and make it consistent.
- Play with your pooch or cat for a good 30 minutes or so, or until they tire before that. Not only will the love the attention, but it’ll wear them out so they get a good night’s (or day’s) sleep.
- Let your pet keep you company once in a while. Maybe you don’t want them jumping on the bed or in a certain room, but you can still spend time in a place they are allowed. Just the company can really make a difference!