5 Fun Spring Activities for You and Your Pet
Spring is the season for fun and frolic. After a long, frosty winter, your pet's probably anxious to explore the great outdoors. You and your pet deserve to have some fun in the sun. Here are a few ways you can let the good times roll.
Take a Hike!
Grab your backpack, load up your canine companion and head for the hills. There’s nothing like a hearty backcountry hike to get your blood pumping after hibernating all winter. Explore the beauty of nature, breathe in the fresh air and bask in the warmth of the sun. Then sit back and enjoy the beautiful sunset side by side.
Hit the Park – the Dog Park That Is!
If your pup’s a social animal, get them out to the local dog park to make new friends and blow off some steam. Look for a park with ample space for your pup to romp and play. A park with doggie equipment, a pond or lake for water play and shaded picnic areas can provide hours of fun and relaxation for you and your dog.
Have a Picnic
Tote your pup to a favorite park, lake or beach for a picnic lunch. Picture yourself in a peaceful, relaxing spot sharing a meal with your canine companion. Granted, they'd eat their food while you chomped down on yours. But you’d be enjoying each other’s company amidst the beauty of nature, far from the maddening crowds — that makes the trip worthwhile.
Stage a Doggie Easter Egg Hunt
Easter may have already passed, but spring is a great time for an Easter egg treat hunt for your pooch. First, buy a bag of plastic eggs in different colors. Crack them open and place one of your pup’s favorite treats inside. Close the egg and poke holes on both ends so your dog can smell the treat to hunt it down. The smellier the treat, the more excited your dog will be to sniff it out. Disperse the eggs in your yard, a local park or empty field and let your pup have at it. Bring your camera to catch the action on film.
Relax at an Outdoor Café
It’s always nice when your pup can join you for the simple pleasures of life. If there’s a pet-friendly café or coffee shop in your area, bring your dog along. They can sit at your feet while you sip your coffee and watch the people go by. It’s a relaxing way of spending time together with no work on your part.
There are countless ways to spend quality time outdoors with your pet this spring. The onset of spring is also an excellent time to get a health checkup for your pet and update vaccinations if needed. Call 859-581-5200 to schedule your appointment at Park Hills Animal Hospital today. Keeping your pet healthy will make for happy times together that create lasting memories.