Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the real love of your life | Village Vets

 With Valentine's Day only two days away, we have a few great ideas for spending this special day with your pet :)  

Get Them Their Favourite Treat: 

Time is often a luxury for many of us working in the modern world. Buying your pet their favourite treat is still showing some love! Perhaps even a new toy would sweeten the deal just that little bit more. Of course, your pets probably won’t even know why they’re getting treated, but the main thing is that they’re happy! It’s the thought that counts, after all.

Just be careful to check the ingredients, making sure that any treat you pick up is safe and tasty for your paw-pal. 

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Models Michele McGrath and Yomiko Chen takes their pooches for a stroll as they gear up for Valentines Day

Put Aside Some Time for Your Pet: 

Put aside an hour or three for your pet! If you own a dog; bring him or her for a walk or a trip to the beach now that the evenings are slowly getting brighter. If you own a cat; spend some time petting or playing until one of you falls asleep. If it’s a small animal you have; let them out of the cage for a supervised hour or two.

Bring Your Pet On A Date: 

While it may not be a trip to the movies or a night away in the Slieve Russel; you can still bring your pet on a date! This could be a leisurely stroll down the town, a coffee in a take away cafe(for you, not your pet) or even a moonlit walk on a pier.

Get out of the house and bring your pet, it’s one of the best ways to show them that you love them. Why not hop in the car? Let your pet be your co- pilot and go on an adventure! With the bright evenings slowly coming back to us, the park is the perfect place to have a date both of you can enjoy.

Just remember to bring a lead and some snacks! 

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Rescue dogs Happy & Ringo were helping to launch the Village Vets "Love Your Pooch" campaign. 

Book An Appointment With Your Vet: 

Definitely not the most conventional way of showing your pet that you love them... Bringing your paw-pal to the vet is one of the most compassionate and caring acts that we could think of. We may not give each other the gift of health on days like these, but your pet most certainly deserves it. Trips to the vet should be a regular occurrence anyway, but the odd check-up every now and then can often reveal hidden ailments or maladies that would otherwise be left untreated. Get your pet checked properly, consult your vet about dietary requirements or see about purchasing a Pet Health Plan.

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That about wraps it up for us on this very special occasion. Whatever you plan on doing with your day, we hope both you and your pet have a memorable experience! If you or your pet run into any difficulties over this Valentine’s Weekend, we’re only ever a phone call away. 

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We wish you, yours and your pets lots of love this Valentine’s Day! Xxx