How To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

12 Feb 2019 | Written by Tori Holmes
Mark your calendars because February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day! While you likely shower your pet with love on a daily basis, why not use this as an opportunity to do something special with your pet to show them just how much they mean to you. If you’re in need of inspiration, look no further – we’ve come up with five things you can do to mark this important day.

Have professional photos taken

Professional photos are a beautiful way to help you preserve the memories of a special time, place, or loved one – pets included. Working with a local pet photographer, you can plan a photo shoot that will result in high-quality photos you can cherish for years. In fact, many pet owners love to hang these photos right alongside the family photos for everyone in the home to admire.

Enjoy a meal together

For the food loving owner and pet, a great way to celebrate national love your pet day is enjoying a special meal together. If you want to make your pet a home cooked meal, a great option is your pet's favorite Freshpet recipe. Alternatively, you can find a local restaurant or cafe that is pet friendly and bring along their Freshpet meal for your companion to enjoy there.

Make them some tasty treats

If baking is your forte, we’d bet that your pet will be begging for some of your delicious homemade treats. There are countless pet-friendly recipes online, many of which use ingredients you likely already have around the house (we won’t judge if you want to taste-test a few yourself!). If you’d prefer to leave the baking to the professionals, take a look in your area for a pet-friendly bakery. Often, these shops offer a selection of homemade treats suitable for both cats and dogs.

Give them some fresh new accessories

Is your pet’s leash or collar looking a little worse for wear? Then use this day as an excuse to treat them to some fancy new accessories. If you’re looking for something custom, websites like Etsy can help you find artists around the world who make beautiful custom pieces for pets. Of course, if waiting for a delivery isn’t what you want, you can always check out your local pet shops that will be sure to have a good supply of anything you have in mind.

Give back to other pets in your community

While it’s wonderful that you and your pet can spend the day enjoying some quality time together, there are countless pets that are not as fortunate. Why not use this day as an opportunity to spread the love to all the pets in your community and volunteer some time at the shelter or collect donations for a rescue or other charitable organization. Your pet can even get involved in this process by bringing them along as you canvas for donations – this would be an especially effective tool if you happen to be collecting donations for the rescue you adopted them from! We hope that these ideas inspire you to come up with a special way to show your pet how much you love them, whether it be on National Love Your Pet Day or any other day of the year.

Responses to this Post

Sandy Grear
20 Feb, 2019 at 05:41 pm
Rocky loves your food as he has been raised on it
Jane Pickert
20 Feb, 2019 at 06:28 pm
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Elaine W
21 Feb, 2019 at 12:02 am
My adorable rescue Olivia loves Freshpet beef and - your chicken ..thank you
frieda roessner
21 Feb, 2019 at 04:37 pm
adopted my little Maltese who is 7 yrs old. He was very malnourished. I wanted to feed him healthy good food. Started feeding him fresh pet chicken for small breeds and he absolutely loves it. Thank you for this wonderful product.
Pete Bevis
20 Feb, 2019 at 07:03 pm
We feed our Shorkie Fresh Pet foods. He likes them lots. when he tired of kibble and was diagnosed with diabetes.
20 Feb, 2019 at 07:40 pm
I love your food Jake - GSD
Christine Till
20 Feb, 2019 at 07:51 pm
Our rescue doggy would not eat anything and we tried everything! Then we found Freshpet a year ago and he will eat nothing else except a little bit of our food now and again... We were beyond ourselves wondering what to feed him.... Thank you Freshpet and, please keep more supplies of the grain free chicken doggy foods in our local Safeway and Walmart stores. Thanks
Lisa Marie Bell
20 Feb, 2019 at 07:58 pm
My Chico, loves Fresh Pet. We had tried many different foods that first year. He would either refuse to eat, or scratch and chew his hair off..due to allergies. When we tried the Fresh Pet we finally had a winner! Chico has been eating Fresh Pet for 3 yrs, with absolutely no problems. Thank you!
Jim Wilson
20 Feb, 2019 at 08:15 pm
Our rescue, Lola, was a puppy mill mommy with a lot of problems when we gotcha her. She had bad feet (from the cage) and diarrhea until we took her to a Vsec specialist. He put her on Vital Freshpet after discovering her poultry/chicken allergy and she has been fine since. For four years I had to hand feed her twice a day and then after a visit by a friend's dog, she started to eat by herself! Finally, she is becoming a real dog after almost five years.
Mike Koskie
20 Feb, 2019 at 11:51 pm
Our 3 year old GSP (German Shorthaired Pointer) Prince got a nice shower today and had Freshpet for supper. He has been eating Freshpet for over 2 years and loves it very much. He will get his teeth brushed tonight before he goes to bed. It rained here all day so he didn't get to play outside much but still had a fun day.
Gail Ambrose
21 Feb, 2019 at 02:53 am
All of our family feeds Freshpet to our furry family members. They are all thriving. Thank you for making such a wonderful product....
21 Feb, 2019 at 05:35 am
Tried many dog foods finally found Freshpet and now neither my pug or shitzu will eat anything else.
21 Feb, 2019 at 01:57 pm
I have 3 dogs and this is the only dog food they all love
Nancy Thackston
21 Feb, 2019 at 04:55 pm
Even though I have 3 very spoiled dogs, I go to the local Shelter and take doggie toys and shirts and sweaters I buy at the Thrift stores. I get them for kitties too. Blankets and towels are greatly appreciated too.
stacey osbourne
25 Feb, 2019 at 04:48 am
Love love love freshpet, my poodle is a picky eater however he never have a problem eating fresh pet products.
mary m olivier
27 Feb, 2019 at 05:39 pm
my pets love freshpet and it is healthy .

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