Are you lucky OR WHAT?! Since you missed sending me Valentine’s treats you get another chance. February 20th is National LOVE YOUR PET DAY.
National Love Your Pet Day is an unofficial holiday because we pets are apolitical and don’t have an effective lobby. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage you to show us the love and affection we deserve
Number of Animals Owned in U.S (In Millions)
- Freshwater Fish: 140
- Cats: 94
- Dogs 90
- Birds 20.4
- Saltwater Fish: 18.8
- Reptiles: 9.4
- Horses: 7.7
Those of you who are owned by birds, saltwater fish, horses, donkeys or reptiles and don’t know what canine dogs prefer here’s a list of my favorite treats:
- ice cream
- bananas, blueberries, apples tomatoes (all fruit)
- peanut butter
- doggie cookies
- ALL human food
The benefits of owning a pet like ME
1. Lessen the Chance of Developing Allergies
Several studies show that children in households with pets have a 33% lower chance of developing a related allergy.
2. Strengthen the Immune Systems of Children
Children in households with pets didn’t just have less allergies to the particular animal in the home, the children also had stronger immunity systems overall. Studies have shown that children who live in homes with pets miss less school due to sickness than children who grow up in pet-less homes.
3. Instant Ice Breakers
If you are shy we are instant icebreaker when you take us out in public. My human is always interrupting my walk and talking to other pet owners.
4. Improved Heart Health
According to the latest research, is that we may improve your heart health. Studies have shown that owning a pet can lower blood pressure, triglyceride and cholesterol levels in their owners. Which can lower the chance of a heart attack. I’m better than prescriptions . . . maybe not cheaper but BETTER.
5. Improve Fitness Levels
I help prevent my human from becoming obese. Studies show that walking you dog on a regular basis helps pet owners lose weight . . . or at the very least maintain it. She tends to over-indulge (in eating, not walking).
6. Improve Depression
Pets have been shown as a great cure for the blues. It’s becoming more and more common for using Pet Facilitate Therapy (PFT) in hospitals and nursing homes. Many people immediately feel better just by petting a dog or cat.
Check out this! Remington’s Tail
Adopt a pet if you haven’t already been adopted!