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You’ve had your dog for 2 years and never once did they waiver in their trust that they were the most beloved living being in your presence. Then enter a new baby and all the sudden you have a moping pup that acts like you treat them like chopped liver. If you’ve every heard the deep sigh of a GSP who’s feeling neglected, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s beyond pitiful! But, fret not, I’m here to share 5 simple ways to make your pet the center of attention again (even when you have kids) and telling you how to save money while doing it.
The first step? Head to your nearest Petsmart. In the month of June, when you spend $40 on participating Purina® products, you will get a $10 Petsmart gift card. Just upload the receipt to the redemption site (until 7/9/17) & a physical $10 Petsmart gift card will be mailed to you. Super simple! And, you can redeem multiple gift cards for every $40 purchase. So what are you waiting for?! Purina® has such a great variety for both cats and dogs that you are sure to find just what your pets need. So hop on over to your local Petsmart after you read these 5 tips to stock up!
1 | Buying their favorite treats
Seriously, the quickest way to show your pets how much they mean to you is by tossing out their favorite treats! Best part here? The kiddos can get involved in this as well. This means THE WHOLE FAMILY is focusing on the furry ones and man is that the best. Our dog will do just about anything for her favorite treats and I swear she can smell those Purina® Beggin’ Strips from a mile away. And our cat is so much more like a dog, that she never wants to be left out in the treat department. Her favorite is Purina® Friskies® Party Mix, mainly because they have all sorts of flavors, including hearty ones with bacon flavors!
2 | Playing with them outside (or inside!)
Spend time playing with your pets! Get a toy that you cat will chase. Go for a walk with your dog. Play fetch. And if your kids are old enough – get them involved as well! Make it a family affair at the park with loads of tennis balls. In fact, while you’re at Petsmart, check out their assortment of toys. You’re bound to find something new to surprise them with that will make play time that much more exciting.
Every morning the puppy dog stands by the door where he food is kept and sits patiently for her breakfast while I get everyone ready for the day. And the cat? She comes bounding through the doggy door from outside when she hears her food jar opened. She might be a ganster kitty, but you better believe she depends on her bowl being full at home and will eat every morsel. We’ve fed them bothPurina® for years, and I’ve always loved that it grows with them. Our favorites now are Purina® Dog Chow® and recently we’ve switched over to Purina ONE® since Piper insists on spending every day frolicking outside with Riley chasing chipmunks. A solid diet is key to keeping your furry friends happy and healthy. It is such an important way to show them you love them!
Everything is split up in Petsmart by what you’re looking for (cat, dog, treats, food, etc.). So it makes it really easy to find what you’re looking for. They also have it divided by brand which is super helpful. Especially your your pets move from that kitten/puppy stage into adulthood.
It’s so easy to let things like trimming claws fall by the way side when you’ve got 500 other things on your to do list to accomplish. And while the kitty bathes herself, don’t even get me started on bath time for the dog! But bath time is another one of those things can be the perfect opportunity for your dog to be the center of attention from the whole family. Especially during the summer when it’s warm outside! Everyone can help from sudsing the pup up to rinsing them off. The end result? A silky soft pup that both feels and looks amazing!
5 | Spending time cuddling/scratching their ears, etc
When you’re home, simply show your pets attention! Let them be included in the family activities. Pat their head as you walk by. Scratch their ears. Simply acknowledging them will go a long way to remind them that they are in fact every bit as loved as they were pre kiddos. And nothing beats late night or early morning cuddles with your furry creatures. After the kids are in bed, take a minute to sit and relax and scratch their ears. Not only will they love the attention, it will be relaxing for you too! Because let’s face it friends, a little down time cuddle sesh is always needed.
It’s no mystery you love your pets every bit as much as you did prior to kids, so show them the attention they deserve, and share your story with #PurinaMysteries on social media!
And don’t forget to head over to your nearest PetSmart, (find your local store) and after you shop submit your receipt info to receive your $10 gift card. Your pets will thank you. So will your budget.
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