It’s National Pet Week from 6 to 12 May 2019! Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week is dedicated to fostering responsible pet ownership and celebrating our furry friends by giving them the care (and pampering) they deserve for their unconditional love. That’s why we’ve put together some luxurious spa treatments to spoil the fur-kids during National Pet Week!
Treat your pet to a “pawdicure”. Before you start, spend some time rubbing your furry friend’s feet to get them comfortable before the trim. Don’t forget to check their paws for any sores or nail damage.
What you’ll need:
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and they’re good for your dog’s health. A blueberry facial will clean a hound’s fluffy face and remove tear stains. It’s hypoallergenic, tearless and lick-safe.
1/4 Cup fresh blueberries
1/8 Cup coconut oil
Mud baths for dogs are awesome! The treatment usually contains essential oils, minerals, and moisturizers as well as mud, which helps soothe dry, flaky, or itchy skin. Once applied, a light massage will help moisturize the skin and remove dandruff. Mud baths have also been known to help diminish the pain of arthritis.
2 buckets of water
3 cups of moor mud
1 cup of oatmeal
50 ml witch hazel
20 ml lavender oil
Your doggy’s coat should be soft and conditioned. Using hypoallergenic dog conditioner maintains the natural oils in your dog’s coat, moisturizes the skin and prevents tangles, according to the RSPCA.
Getting your dog a massage may seem unnecessary, but it has a lof of benefits. According to Cesar’s Way, the website of “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan, canine massage can help improve circulation, digestion and decrease anxiety. It’s also a great way for you and your best bud to bond and to spend some quality time together.
What you’ll need:
What if your pets hate being pampered?
That’s too bad. Perhaps, instead, you could help feed some hungry shelter pets in honour of your pet and in celebration of National Pet Week. That’s what we’re doing at dotsure.co.za. Our paw-some employees are all getting involved; collecting food and monetary donations across each department for various animal shelters in honour of National Pet Week.
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