Sometimes the way our pets give and receive love can be different than with humans. You might think that the best way to your pup’s or kitty’s heart is through their stomach (and you’re not necessarily wrong), but a little too much love in that way is going to have them packing on the pounds quickly! We all love our pets and want to show them every day just how much. But we get busy.
Use this list and challenge yourself to schedule a few minutes to do one of these every day!
As much as it may be an indicator of love or affection in humans, dogs and cats often don’t take to hugs the same way we do. It can make them feel trapped and as if they need to escape. So pay attention to your pet’s reaction if you go in for a hug.
Not all dogs and cats like the same things; just like humans, they each have their own love language too. So pay attention to your pet, notice what they like and dislike, what makes them wag their tails or purr louder, and challenge yourself to show them your love in a new way every day. You’ll both be the better for it!