How to Show Your Pet You Love Them

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Your social media friends know you love your pet because nine out of ten posts that you share include a picture of your furry friend. At home, your family knows that your role as a pet parent comes first each time you stay on the couch longer than planned in an attempt to avoid disturbing your fur baby.

Whether it’s the vet bills added to your budget each month or the treats and toys that you bring home every time you head to the store, your love for your pet is clear. One question remains, though—how can you make sure your pet recognizes the love you have for them?

Prioritize their well-being

As a pet owner, you’re presumably taking care of your pet as well as possible anyway. By making a purposeful effort to ensure you’re taking care of them, though, you‘ll be making your love for them even more clear. Of course, your dog, cat, or other pet won’t realize that you’re taking time to find the best pet insurance in Canada or paying your monthly premium to the pet insurers that you settle on. However, they’ll know that you’re caring for them when you take them to the vet to treat an illness or injury.

Give them space around the house

Since the moment your furry friend came into your life, your home has been their home, too. When you find tennis balls in your living room or a catnip mouse under the couch, you’re reminded that this is your pet’s home as well. To make this all the more obvious, though, you’ll want to make sure your pet can share a majority of the space, not just stick to a certain corner with their food dish and pet bed.

For example, are the houseplants adorning your living room safe for your cat? Seeking out cat-safe house plants is a small step, but one that makes a big difference. So much so that it could save your pet’s life!

Learn their preferences

No matter how low-maintenance your pet is, they’re sure to have a few particular preferences. Perhaps your dog seems to love lolling amidst the flowers in your garden. You might decide to add some indoor plants, too, so that they can enjoy a similar sensation inside. If your cat has severe anxiety around veterinarian visits, look into what routine care necessities can be taken care of in one appointment, rather than putting Fluffy through the process repeatedly.

Does your pet love to lay down in the bright light of the afternoon sun? Make sure that this favorite warm spot of theirs is clear from other family member’s belongings. Even something as simple as knowing their preferred spot for scratches or types of treats that are sure to get their tail wagging can be a subtle way of showing them how much you love them.

When in doubt, appeal to their stomach

Out of all your pet’s needs, the one that’s sure to garner excitement is food. If you’re not sure of how you can make your love for Fido obvious, focus on the kibble, wet foods, treats, and other edible tidbits to toss their way. For some pet owners, this might mean choosing a vet-prescribed brand of food. If this is the case for you, be sure to find a pet insurance provider that covers prescription cat or dog food, or that has a coverage option.

For others, this may be as simple as tossing your favorite feline a few extra nibbles for no reason besides the fact that it will make them happy. Of course, be sure to talk to your veterinarian and ensure you’re offering the right food at the right frequency for your pet’s age, breed, weight, etc.

From the insurers that you choose for a pet insurance policy to the pet-friendly decor that you add to your home, you might be surprised to find just how many elements of your day-to-day life can help show your fur baby just how much you love them. After all, everyone else in your life knows that your furry friend is the love of your life—with some special attention and a whole lot of care, your pet themself can know that, too.

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