Bow-Wow-WOW! I am sure excited for February, not only because Valentine’s Day is coming and I can’t wait to give a heart-shaped biscuit to that cute Min Pin Aspen, but that’s another story. I’m excited for February because it’s Responsible Pet Owner’s Month and boy-oh-boy-oh-boy are my people responsible. They keep me safe and healthy while giving me the best belly scratches, ear rubs, and taking me on my favorite walks! I feel so lucky to love and be loved by my people and I want all of my furry friends to feel the same way with their people. So, furry friends, if you’re reading this, bring these tips to your people so they know how to best care for you and return the love you give to them.
1. Health Care:
An important part of keeping us healthy is bringing us in for regular visit to the vet, even though this isn’t our favorite place on the planet to be. This can often be hard to remember, as we aren’t able to communicate to you how we are feeling but keep in mind that we suffer many of the same issues as you do. For example: stress. Stress can cause many issues within our body such as diarrhea. If you have a pet suffering from loose stool, be sure to ask your vet about my people’s product DiaGel. I’ve used this many times when I was stressed and in no time at all I was back up on my furry feet fetching like old times!
We were created to move. I sure do love it when my people take me on walks. It gives me all the energy I need to play with my people and keeps me feeling healthy.
3. Proper Feeding:
I admit this one was hard for me to get used to because I sure do LOVE to sneak food from my people but when I heard how bad people food was for my body I understand why I can’t have it. I’m sure lucky to have my people watching out for me. They give me a portion controlled diet and the proper food to prevent health problems.
4. ID Your Pet:
My people put a collar on me with all of my information on. I wasn’t keen on this at first but then I heard Aspen thinks it’s cute so that makes my tail wag extra fast! And I definitely don’t want to get lost or be stolen so it makes me feel safe.
5. Train Your Pet:
Well, school is definitely not my favorite thing and it gave me STRESS, thankfully my people have DiaGel on hand. Anyway, it was so great for me to learn how to behave. It’s kept me safe in many situations and my people sure do love it when I listen to them. And the BEST part about training was I got tons of yummy biscuits!
5. Love Your Pet:
This one is my favorite!! My favorite thing is to lick my people’s faces and snuggle up to them. They give the BEST pets and belly scratches. When they shower me with love I feel like SuperBeeker (remind me to get a cape…). My life is in their hands and I feel so comfortable with that thought because their love is unmatched
That's all my furry friends! My people are calling me for a fetch match so I'd better get to running!
Sniff ya later!
Bow Wow and lots of licks, Beeker
p.s. If you see Aspen, put in a good word for me...
I'm a yellow Labrador Retriever livin' in Orange City, Iowa. I was just adopted into the Van Beek Natural Science family. Everyone here is pretty cool. I'm really REALLY happy to be here, watchin' out for my new people.