February 20, 2015 is National Love Your Pet Day!

The majority of U.S. households have at least one pet, so this unofficial national holiday is one that we should all be celebrating.  Most of us don’t really need another reason to spoil our pets, but hey, we’ll take it!  The entire month of February is a celebration of love, and if you forgot to include your pets in the festivities of the 14th, now is your chance to pamper your furry (or feathered) sidekick until they can’t possibly take any more!

Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day shouldn’t require much on the part of pet owners.  (For example, maybe you can take them for a longer walk than usual.  That would cover you for today and National Walk Your Dog Day, which is on February 22, 2015.)  However, there are also tons of options for pet parents who wish to take their show of appreciation to the extreme.

Also, if you’ve already been planning to adopt a pet from your local animal shelter, today is a fantastic day to go ahead and make it happen!

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Whatever you do, make sure that you show a little extra love to your favorite companion animal today. As a matter of fact, we think every day should be National Love Your Pet Day.

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