Love Your Pet Day

Love your pet day

Every February 20th, we take the time to celebrate our pets with Love Your Pet Day. This particular day is a time to express our love for our furry, feathered, and scaly friends and show how much they mean to us. But what is Love Your Pet Day all about? And why is it so important? Let's take a closer look at the history and significance of this memorable holiday.

History of National Love Your Pet Day

There are no records of who founded National Love Your Pet Day and when. However, this day has been observed since the early 2000s.

That being said, one thing we do know: Pets have been around for thousands of years among humans! Humans and domesticated animals have always had a strong relationship, and in ancient times, some pets were even buried alongside their owners. Because it's possible that the first animal to live with people was the wolf, it's no surprise that dogs are considered to be man's best friend.

Loyal dog

Why National Love Your Pet Day is Celebrated

Every day, our pets demonstrate their unswerving devotion and gratitude. We make them happy, and they return the favor. Pets never hold a grudge against us, even if we've been occupied with work or away for too long.

On this National Love Your Pet Day, keep in mind all of the ways your pet demonstrates its love for you. When we're down, pets make us feel better; they remind us to look forward to returning home; they teach us about patience and how to love another person. So on National Love Your Pet Day, devote some time to expressing to them how much they mean to you.

Animals are reliable, lovable, caring, genuine, predictable in actions, grateful and loyal. Very high standards for people to live up to.

Love your cat
TOP 5 REASONS AMERICANS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEIR PETS

#1 My pet gives me unconditional love (22%)

#2 My pet helps comfort me when I'm sad (17%)

#3 My pet makes me look forward to going home (13%)

#4 My pet helps me become a more loving person (10%)

#5 My pet teaches me to be more patient (10%)

National Love Your Pet Day Activities

Make sure your pet has a happy National Love Your Pet Day by doing all of their favorite things! Most pets are happy just getting any attention, so don't forget to cuddle and play with them a lot today.

Long walk
  • Go for an extra-long walk. Dogs love to get outside and explore, not to mention, the fresh air could do you both some good.
  • Get them a special treat. Who doesn't love an extra snack?
  • Give them 15-20 minutes of undivided attention. Bring out their favorite toy; they'll love this!
  • Go to the park. Let them meet some new friends.
  • Praise them! They are always there for you; now it's time to show them how much you appreciate their loyalty and love.
  • Treat your pet to a new toy or bone.
  • Whatever you decide to do on Love Your Pet Day, spoil and appreciate them!

Love your Pet Day is February 20th and is the perfect opportunity to show your furry friend just how much you care. Why not celebrate in style by trying some of these fun tips this year? Take lots of pictures and videos of your pet and tag us on social media using #loveyourpetday @vitalpetlife. We can't wait to see all the cute snaps! There are plenty of ways to make this day memorable for both you and your pet, from treats to toys. So go ahead, spoil them rotten, and have a paw-some day!

Always there for you