National Pet Day: Celebrate Your Pet!

April 11th is National Pet Day, and as a pet-friendly community, Beacon on 5th recognizes the importance that pets have in our lives. During these isolating and uncertain times, our pets are there for us now more than ever. In fact, dogs and cats act as great emotional support animals. What cheers you up better than a cuddly furry friend? There are many reasons to celebrate your pet on National Pet Day.

Pets and Mental Health

It is no surprise that pets improve our overall happiness. Nothing brightens someone’s day more than a wagging tail and pet cuddles! In fact, the “Pet Effect” is a real phenomenon. According to Mental Health America, the “Pet Effect” is a human-animal bond that results in a beneficial relationship between both the human and the pet. Positive interaction between humans and animals can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and social isolation. Overall, we contribute to the well-being of our pet, and they contribute to ours. Our pets love us unconditionally. They don’t know what we’re saying or what we’ve done, but no matter what, they show us endless affection. It’s time that we celebrate our pets for all they do for us!

Ways to Celebrate Your Pet

If you have a pet, you likely consider him or her a member of the family. So, how are you going to celebrate them on National Pet Day? Perhaps you could give them a new toy to play with, take them outside to play, or even make them some homemade treats!

Pet Gift Ideas

  • Cat Nip Sushi Toy: Your cat will love this adorable Cat Nip Sushi Toy! Each toy is filled with organic catnip. Let your cats enjoy their new toy all day long!
  • Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Bed: Does your dog need a heated bed? Maybe not. Does your dog deserve a heated bed? Absolutely! Spoil your pet with the comfort of a warm doggy bed.
  • Ambush Interactive Cat Toy: Entertain your cat for hours on end with this fun toy. It releases feathers from its openings randomly, and will keep your kitty on its paws!
  • Bubbletastic: If your dog likes bubbles, they will love the Bubbletastic! The best part is, the bubbles are bacon flavored. Let your dog play the day away!

Homemade Treat Ideas

  • Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats: Your dog will gobble these peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats right up. Additionally, they only take 20 minutes to make!
  • Salmon Cat Treats: These salmon cat treats are a cat’s dream and only require 3 ingredients! Spoil your four-legged friend with these tasty treats.
  • Chicken & Wild Rice Biscuits: If you have leftover chicken, why not whip up these yummy treats for your dog? Easy to make and use all-natural ingredients, feel at ease knowing your dog is being treated to the best of the best.
  • Tasty Tuna Cat Treats: In just 15 minutes with only a few ingredients, you’ll have Tasty Tuna Cat Treats! Your cat won’t be able to get enough of this flavorful surprise.

On National Pet Day, spoil your pet with a fancy new toy. Leave the store-bought treats behind, and whip up some gourmet, homemade treats. Our pets are there for us when times are tough, and for that, they deserve all the celebration in the world. Give them a little extra love!

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