Girls just wanna have fun? For dog moms, girls just wanna make sure they’re doing everything they can to give their furry friend a best life. And what is more fun than that? If you need some inspiration for activities you and your K9 can enjoy together, look no further. Here’s a collection of things you can do that will make you the best dog mom ever:
You know the feeling you get when you walk out of the salon after a cut and color? Your pup deserves to get pampered and experience that feeling as well. The best dog moms know when their furry friends are in need of some pampering and book them a day at the spa. If your dog doesn’t mind people touching their paws, you can even decide if you’d like to book them a pedicure appointment. That way your dog will feel great and look stunning as well.
Drinks by the pool
If you’re lucky enough to have a pool or know someone with one – enjoying some drinks by the pool with your furry friend is a spectacular activity that both dogs and dog moms will enjoy. Pack some drinks for yourself and try this recipe to serve to your dog:
1 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon spinach
Combine the two ingredients and serve as is or put the mixture in an ice cube tray and serve as a chilly treat. Your dog will go crazy for the flavor of the chicken stock and the added spinach makes the drink / treat a nutritious one.
Ice cream date
Similar to the drinks by the pool, one way to spend quality time with your dog is by planning an ice cream date. Many grocery stores sell pre-made dog friendly ice cream, but you can also go the extra mile and make your own at home. There are plenty of recipes online, so choose one that includes some ingredients you may already have in your fridge or pantry. Spending quality time with your furry friend promotes bonding and they’ll consider you the best dog mom ever if you serve them a cool treat after a fun day outside.
Frolic in the park
Walks around the block get the job done, but dog moms that go the extra mile take their K9s to different dog parks. The great thing about trying out new dog parks is that your dog gets to run around a new area, smell new things, and meet / socialize with new dogs. You’ll also potentially other great dog moms who would be willing to set up doggie double dates at a dog friendly bar – score!
Have a photoshoot
This isn’t a make or break thing – but some of the best dog mom’s know how to put together a successful doggy photoshoot. Not only will this be a great way to spend quality time with your dog, but you’ll also have tangible memories to remember them for a lifetime. You can bring props like their favorite toy, an oversized tennis ball, or even dress them up in a matching costume that coordinates with an upcoming holiday. These photos are great to use in frames and work just was well as greeting cards to send to friends and family.
Provide safe living quarters
This may seem very obvious, but there are so many dogs around the world living in awful and unsafe conditions. Whether they’re on the street or living in a home that isn’t fit for a good quality of life – these dogs crave a caregiver that really cares about their well being. The best dog moms out there are always thinking about the safety of their pup and would do anything to give them a great place to live.
Give lots of love
Another seemingly obvious thing for dog moms to do, but again you’d be surprised about just how many dogs have gone their whole lives without feeling the unconditional love from a devoted dog mom. Even if a dog is in a big, clean house – they can suffer from a significant lack of love. This is why dog moms that take a few moments out of their day to make their furry friends feel special are so important and appreciated.
Attend regular vet visits
You likely wish for your dog to have a good time for a long time, so scheduling and attending routine veterinary appointments will ensure that your dog continues to live a healthy and happy life. Regular vet visits also reduce the risk of illnesses going untreated for too long. This will also help remind you to keep your furry friend up to date on their necessary vaccinations as well as flea and tick and heartworm prevention medicines.
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