We've known for decades, thanks to dedicated researchers, that pet ownership promotes positive effects on their human's wellbeing. However, we are just beginning to understand how our pets experience affection and attention. You may be wondering, "How can I show my pet that I love them?"
In honor of National Love Your Pet Day today, we wanted to share a few ways you can let your pet know you love them (not just today, but everyday)! While physical health is one of the eight major wellness domains for your pet, there are many components to a good quality of life for your furry friend.
Read on to discover how you can make the best life for man's best friend.
Pet Health and Wellness
Some people say that each human year is seven dog years. Some experts say that's just a myth. No matter who you ask, your time with your pet is precious and seems to fly by.
A study published in 2015 found eight major domains that impact pet-owner wellness when it comes to wellbeing:
- Emotional & physical nurturance
- Sense of family
- Sense of responsibility and purpose
- Friendship or companionship
- Social interaction & connections
- Personal values & spiritual meaning
- Fun & play
- Physical health
As you can see from the list above, making sure your pet is healthy goes beyond just giving them a nutritional supplement each day. Providing your pet with the right level of physical nurturing and helping them achieve their best health can do wonders — not only for their wellbeing, but for yours, too!
For example, many dog owners purchased a pet to help them become more active. Scheduling a short walk each day can be a great way to promote health for humans and for canine companions.
Pet Health Supplements
Sometimes, the quick fix for your pet's problem that you may receive from the vet isn't a long term solution. Cats, dogs, and other domesticated pets generally have the same major body systems that we do. In other words, it's important to build healthy habits for your pet that support immune system health, joint health, reduce inflammation, and beyond.
Just like humans, dogs and cats typically need a well-balanced diet full of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids. This doesn't mean they have to eat the same day — it all depends on what habits are sustainable for you! Talk to your veterinarian about varying your pet's food every few months, alternating between wet and dry food, and even more.
Hip and joint health is often a major concern among older dogs. Special dog food, dog vitamins, or supplements for dogs are similar to human supplements. Basically, these options provide fortified food or added nutrients to the diet to make sure your pet is getting enough each day.
Pet Health CBD
CBD for pets is also another great way to show your pet that you care! Like CBD products for humans, not all pet products are created the same.
Our hemp plants come from a superior genetic strain, meaning your pet is likely to get a better nutrient content and a more pure CBD product.
Don't know where to start?
- Top Pick for Daily Dog Health- Organic CBD Tincture, Chicken Flavor
- Top Flavor for Cats- CBD Tincture In Fish Oil
- New Dog Treats- Crunchy Hearts Pet Treats, 5 mg CBD each (cheddar and bacon flavors!)
A Last Word For Love Your Pet Day
From common health problems like joint pain or aging, your pet deserves the best! At HempLucid, we know hemp plants have properties that may improve both human health and the health of their furry little sidekicks.
Fortify your best friend's health today with our pet products!
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