National Dog Day

National Dog Day is coming up August 26th! We know, you probably don’t need much of a reason to pamper your canine buddy. Dogs are amazingly loyal and loving pets, who stand by their owners through thick and thin. However, this is a great time to show your furry friend some extra TLC! Read on for some great suggestions from a local Los Gatos, CA vet on how to brighten up Fido’s day.

Puppies

If you have a puppy, you are certainly in for some adorable moments with your furry best friend. Toys are very important to young dogs, so make sure little Fido has lots of suitable playthings. Include plenty of chew toys in your pet’s toybox. Puzzle toys, such as Kong toys, are also a good option. These can keep mischievous pups occupied for hours! You may also want to get Fido a crate, or sign him up for doggy obedience classes.

Adult Dogs

Adult pooches are full of tail wags! One surefire way to please your pup is to take him on a fun adventure. Take Fido to a doggy park, so he can run and play with his friends. Or, treat your furry pal to a trip to a dog-friendly beach. Toys are also a great option for your canine friend. Buy or make some new playthings for your pet, and spend time playing with him every day.

Senior Pooches

Older dogs have different needs than their younger counterparts. If your pet is in his golden years, he may appreciate a comfy pet bed to snuggle up in. Pet ramps or stairs are another good option for senior pooches. You can also treat Fido to a soothing doggy massage. Or, if your furry buddy is suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or another medical issue, talk to your vet about pain management. You may be surprised at how many options there are these days!

All Dogs

No matter what age your furry BFF is, he’ll definitely get excited over a yummy snack. You can also sign your pooch up for a doggy subscription box. Every month, Fido will get his own box of goodies in the mail. Don’t forget to take a cute photo of your pooch on his special day!

Do you need to make an appointment for Fido? Call us, your local Los Gatos, CA pet hospital! We are happy to help!