Don't just get happy. #GetHealthyHappy!
Scroll to the end of this post for details on how to win one of two "Little Extras Prize Packs" for your dog or cat, courtesy of Hills!
Raise your paw if you manage to engage your human in playtime at least once a day!
Newsflash: Playing with your pets regularly is one way to ensure they stay not only healthy, but happy, too. You see, we dogs and our feline friends are smart, and we need to use our brains every day to solve problems, like "How do I get my "fetching stick" back from Parental Unit (see above picture) or "Someone just threw a ball, where the heck is it?" And the currently popular, "How do I get the dang lid off this ridiculous puzzle toy to get the treat hidden inside?" In the old days, when most dogs had outdoor jobs like herding sheep or guarding property, this work was our daily enrichment. Today, we pampered pooches and indoor kitties need those "little extras" to #GetHealthyHappy, and stay that way.
This is my pal, Bella, hiding in her favorite scrunchy bag and joined by her favorite toy. Cats, by the way, should engage their predatory instincts during play, say, with a moving ball, mouse or feather at the end of a string.
It's more about chasing and chewing to engage dogs' instinctual behaviors.
Of course, regular vet visits and proper nutrition are tops in importance for ensuring your pet has a long and healthy life. But you can't forget about our mental health, and that's where bonding with you comes in. Basic training, with treats as a reward (hint, hint), is also a great way to spend quality time with your pet. Happy pets equals happy humans, too!
Our friends at Hills have a plethora of treats to help reinforce our good behavior...and to give us just because we're cute! Parental Unit breaks my biscuits into smaller pieces, and I usually get a few on our walks or during grooming (see below). I've also trained her to give me a treat after I get my paws wiped off when coming in from the backyard—hehehe!
To sweeten the pot, Hills is offering a $10 rebate for select Hills Science Diet products. Just click and save!
And you know, we pets love it when you spend time with us, even when you're (dare I say it) grooming us. Now, I'm not a fan of Parental Unit brushing or combing my fur, but she does it anyway to make sure my coat isn't tangled, and to remove dirt, excess hair and whatnot before I snooze on her bed. And of course, I get a few treats if I don't try and run away. Offering a small treat during and after grooming helps your pet associate this time with a pleasurable experience, like EATING!
The bottom line is "Love". And how you show your love for your pets is different for each pet parent: long walks, training, playtime, grooming, sharing toys and treats, or just hangin' out are great ways to let your four-legged friends know you care enough to give them the best life possible.
And now on to our giveaway! To celebrate the"Little Extras" that enrich our pets' lives, Hills is giving away bundles of goodies every pet parent can enjoy sharing with their dog or cat.
1) a stainless steel dog bowl, 2) a bag of Hill’s Science Diet Dental Chews, 3) a bag of Hill’s Science Diet dog treats, 4) a Healthier Pets, Happier Lives tote bag.
1) a laser pointer toy, 2) a stainless steel cat bowl, 3) eight micro cans of Hill’s Science Diet Grain Free entrees, 4) a Healthier Pets, Happier Lives tote bag.
Enter via the Rafflecopter Widget below. Good Luck!