page contents

Cats, Dogs

Making Memories on Memorial Day

Cute Boston Terrier Dog Wearing Fourth of July Stars and StripesMemorial Day is right around the corner (May 30th) and this great anniversary represents several things around the country, including honor to the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. In some parts of the world, it also indicates that the weather is starting to get warmer and summer is upon us! In some cases, it means that public pools will now be open for swimming. Doesn’t that just make you want to smile? Summer and swimming!

The summer months open up many opportunities for pet owners and pets, especially if you live in colder areas in the United States. Do you have any plans for Memorial Day yet? Will you be enjoying a dip in the pool or a nice family barbeque over the long weekend?

Sometimes it’s hard to decide how to celebrate this important holiday, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you enjoy the festivities. And this year, why not include your pets or at least think ahead when it comes to the long weekend?

Do you have a nervous pet? Be sure to try out our Essential Pet Products for Dogs and for Cats. Several holidays in the summer months tend to be a bit more rambunctious and unpredictable for pets. This could cause them to feel anxious. Using a calming product can help ease the tension. Essential Pet Products are available exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide. It’s a great idea to get started on a daily calming product right now before the hustle-and-bustle begins.

Plan a picnic and bring along your 4-legged friends. Have you ever had a wonderful lake outing with your pets? For some dog breeds, being near the water and open grassy areas is like heaven on earth. Have fun and be sure to bring lots of H2O for you and your dog.

Is your pet a bit antisocial? If you have a pet that doesn’t like to be around the festivities, it is important to plan ahead. Take your dog on a nice long walk before you have guests over. Play with your cat for 30 minutes to help her get some exercise. Give them a calming chewable and allow them to take it easy. You might also consider having your dog or cat isolated in a room where she or he feels most comfortable.

Are you going on a road trip? You don’t have to leave your pet at home or at an overnight care facility. Consider taking your dog or cat with you! Many hotels now accommodate pets both big and small. And, please, if you have a pet that enjoys the windy breeze ride for a bit with the windows down. Let’s face it. Dogs love feeling the fresh air on their skin.

Does your pet need a summer hobby? Stop in to your local pet specialty store and see what fun summer toys are out there for pets. On Memorial Day, you can spend some quality time with your pet teaching him or her how to use the new toy. Does your dog like to fetch? There are a lot of innovative new fetch toys for sale. We’ll see you at PetSmart!

There are many great ways to have a fun time on Memorial Day. The key is to not exclude your pets. It’s true, some pets want to stay away from the noise and ruckus. But you can still make this day special for everyone. Even if you’re having a party or planning an outing, take some time to enjoy the holiday with your furry companion too. There are many things you can do to help show your pet you care.

Please share this post

Tags: , , , ,