As human’s we’re not the only ones who enjoy a luxury lifestyle – and our pets love being pampered just as much as we do. When it comes to dogs, in particular, there’s no doubt that they enjoy a slice of the good life, and as man’s best friends – and more often than not, our pride and joys, too – we think that they deserve it. Most dogs are happy with the simple life, but spoiling them a little bit here and there certainly won’t go amiss, and will ensure that they are the happiest they possibly can be. So, next time you’re planning a trip to the spa, spare a thought for your pup. Keeping your dog healthy is fundamental to ensuring they live a long and happy life, but there are a few extra things you can do to make them feel extra special. We can guarantee that your pet will thank you for them.
Feed quality pet food
Good health forms the basis of any life well-lived, and that all starts with a good diet. With this in mind, more dog owners than ever are opting to feed their pets a whole foods diet, but there are now many pet food options on the market that will provide them with a well-balanced diet. To regulate weight, avoid feeding them too many grains, and look at the labels for nutrition rather than focusing on individual ingredients. As long as your pet is getting a good balance then they will be healthy, happy, and full of vitality.
Prioritise walks and play time
Taking your dog for long walks each day rather than just a quick stroll around the block will both support their health and improve their quality of life. While life can get busy and the thought of a lengthy hike in the rain after a hard day at the office might not seem very appealing, your pet will be grateful for the effort – and all the more so if you can take the time out to play with them along the way. Dogs are meant to be outdoor creatures, so take them out there as much as possible and if possible, let them off the lead in a safe area so that they can burn off some of the pent-up energy they’ve been storing up throughout the day.
Treat them to a luxury home of their own
If your dog spends a lot of time in the garden, then it’s essential that they have a place to curl up for a nap – and investing in a luxury kennel or house for them to relax in is bound to be appreciated. If they tend to spend more time indoors then a soft and luxurious bed will make sure that their nap times are as enjoyable as possible, as well as protecting their joints and supporting them while they doze.
Spoil them with designer gifts
Even dogs love designer goods, and a brand new collar and lead with gold hardware and a designer label will ensure that they look the part. Granted, this might be one that you will appreciate more than they do, but if you’re looking to up the ante then what better way than matching their coat or collar to your outfit?
Pamper, pamper, pamper
Dogs, like humans, love to feel clean and fresh, and taking yours for a regular session at the doggie salon is guaranteed to get you in their good books. There are plenty of high-end grooming parlours to choose from these days, and each will shower and wash your dog, groom and blow-dry their fur and clip their nails, too. As an added bonus for you, they’ll come back looking gorgeous and smelling fresh and fragrant, too – so it’s a win-win for both dog and owner.
The bottom line
When it comes to living a long and happy life, the things that are most important to your dog are love, attention – and of course, walkies. So while showering them with expensive gifts might make you feel like you’re spoiling them, it’s the little things that really count. Resolve to spend more time with your dog and give them your full, undivided attention – leaving your phone at home when out for a walk and taking more time out to play with them throughout the day. The result will no doubt be a happier than ever pooch – and if they look the part too then that’s just a bonus.