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Cute Ways to Spoil Your Dog on National Puppy Day
March 15, 2017

Mark your calendars: March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Puppies are definitely something to celebrate. Their loving kisses, adorable antics, and cute furry face are truly precious. This is a great time to pamper your puppy… no matter how old he is! Read on as a Portland, OR vet lists some great ways to get Fido’s furry tail wagging.


Toys aren’t just fun for Fido: they help him burn off excess energy, keep him occupied, and provide beneficial mental stimulation. Buy your pooch a new plaything or two on your way home. Or, if you are feeling crafty, look online for DIY dog toy ideas. Just be sure to avoid anything that could be dangerous, such as items with sharp edges or small parts, and things your furry friend could break into pieces. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.


Nothing gets that cute tail going like a delicious treat! You can offer your adorable pet some deli meat; boneless, cooked meat, fish or chicken; or even a steak or burger. Just be sure to hold the seasonings: many of our favorite spices aren’t safe for our canine pals. Doggy treats are another option. For an extra-happy dog, spread natural peanut butter on Fido’s biscuit before you hand it over. Ask your vet for more information on suitable treats.


Sleeping puppies are the epitome of cute. Pick up a new doggy bed for Fido. Chances are, your furry buddy will make good use of it: dogs spend over half their time sleeping!

Veterinary Care

Fido may prefer a trip to the park to a doctor’s appointment, but proper veterinary care is crucial to his health. Book your dog’s next appointment today, and maybe take him to a park afterwards.

Fun Time

Man’s Best Friend really wants nothing more than to spend some time with his favorite human. Take a few minutes to play with Fido. This will be great for both of you!

Puppy Play Zone

If you have a yard, why not make a puppy play zone? Start by getting your four-legged pal a doghouse. You can also add a sandbox for Fido to dig in, a kiddie pool, tunnels, and outdoor dog toys.

Is your canine friend due for veterinary care? As your Portland, OR pet hospital, we are here to help. Call us anytime!

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