3 Ways to Celebrate Your Furry Friend

June 19,2017 | Lifestyle

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, most households in the United States have at least one pet. And, with good reason — pet ownership has been shown to decrease blood pressure, cholesterol and feelings of loneliness. Pets also provide owners with opportunities to get out and exercise and socialize with other pet lovers.


Here are three ways to show your furry friend how much you love them:


Keep Your Pet Stylish


Say bye, bye to boring dog collars, and upgrade with one of Muttropolis’* unique collars or harnesses. Muttropolis is a boutique retailer that believes your pet can have it all — quality and style — that even the most discerning dog would be proud to wear. The Sails Print Dog Collar is perfect for the water-loving dog, while the Multi Crystals On Light Pink Leather Dog Collar is perfect for the more pampered pet.


For your feline friend, this Catnip Macaroon Cat Toy looks tasty enough for your kitty to eat. And, for the home, this Dogs Welcome Door Mat declares your love of animals to every guest that crosses the threshold.


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Feed Your Pet Only the Best


Pets, just like humans, have more energy and live longer lives when they eat natural, balanced meals. If you’ve never tried all natural pet food, treats or supplements, Only Natural Pet* is a good place to start. We recommend Only Natural Pet’s new line of Wholesome Homemade Dog Food, which is made with high quality meat and dehydrated fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, cranberries and spinach. We also like the Organic Grooming Shampoo & Conditioner. These grooming products are non-toxic and feature herbal extracts like lavender, chamomile, calendula, and more. The added pink grapefruit oil will leave your pet with soft, shiny fur.


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Support Your Pet’s Health & Wellbeing


Responsible pet ownership means ensuring your pet gets necessary exercise and nutrition as well as regular checkups that keep your pet in good health. Pet care, especially unexpected illnesses and emergency pet care, can be expensive, that’s why it’s a good idea to consider pet health insurance. Petplan’s comprehensive illness & accident insurance covers surgeries, cancer, hereditary and chronic conditions as well as dental disease – even periodontal disease. Petplan can really help in covering unexpected vet bills, including the costs of non-routine veterinary exam fees.


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