Pamper Your Animal Companion on Love Your Pet Day

Pet parents, mark your calendars: February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! Why not pamper your animal companion a bit on this special day? Here, a Mattoon, IL vet offers tips on how to brighten up your four-legged pal’s day.


There are lots of ways to get that cute tail wagging. Toys and treats are at the top of the list, of course. But you can also pamper Fido by getting him a new bed, or by taking him on an extra-long walk or a fun excursion to a doggy park. If your canine pal is in his golden years, consider getting him pet ramps or stairs. A new doghouse is also a great idea!


Fluffy really enjoys the simple pleasures of life. Sleeping, eating, and relaxing are our feline buddies’ favorite pastimes. New beds are a great way to activate the purr! You can also spoil your cat with toys or pet furniture, or by offering her a yummy treat. If you want to try something different, get your furball catnip bubbles, or download some games for your kitty to play on your phone or tablet.


As we all know, carrots, apples, and sugar cubes are some of Silver’s favorite treats. You can also make your equine buddy some homemade horse treats. A new saddlepad or a comfy halter would also make a great gift.

Farm Animals

Llamas, cows, sheep, pigs, and alpacas aren’t quite as easy to pamper as some other pets, but there are still things you can do to make this day special for them. Treats are a great option. All of our animal friends have slightly different nutritional needs, so ask your vet to recommend some safe, suitable snacks. You can also take a look at your furry friend’s living space, and see if it needs any improvements.


Goats are lots of fun, but they can be a handful. Keep your hooved buddies happy by making a goat playground. You don’t have to break the bank getting things for your four-legged friends: look online for great DIY options.

All Animals

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