Having happy pets isn't just about regular veterinary visits andfinding the right dog and cat food. Even giving away dog treats and cat treats takes knowledge like what's healthy, when to treat and how much to give. Simple dog play and cat play takes considering pet safety to be sure our playful pets have fun unharmed. We all want happy dogs and happy cats but it's not always easy to make sure happy is also healthy. One particularly difficult health necessity in our house is grooming. It has taken years of consistent effort on my part to get all of the pets to not view regular viewing as a punishment. Just like vet visits, regular grooming is important for the pets overall health.
Grooming was a miserable chore for both the pets and I. Until I changed my attitude, added the dogs and cats favorite treats and a lighthearted playtime as soon as the grooming is done.
Amelia, Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley do love playtime! The view from the top of our floor to ceiling cat tree makes Amelia very happy and the climb to get there is great exercise. Amelia's favorite game is to chase and bat her cat balls. Wilhelm, Brychwyn and Huxley love to chase each other, Jason and I also make sure they each get time to play with us. Play is important bonding time with our pets and a special pet-human bond makes not only for happier, healthier pets but humans too. All three dogs are amused by a tug with Jason or I and playing fetch inside or out makes us all happy.
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