Rachel’s Post-Holiday Ideas for Happy Pets

July 7, 2024

Welcome back from your summer adventures! After all the excitement of your trip, it’s time to reconnect with your best pet friend. Whether you’ve been sunbathing on sandy beaches or exploring bustling cities, your faithful companion has been eagerly awaiting your return.

Here at Nurture, we understand the importance of rebuilding that bond after some time apart. Vet Rachel has put together 7 creative ways to help you reconnect with your pet and make them feel loved and included again.

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How to reconnect with your pet post-holiday

Take a look at Rachel’s ideas below and enjoy some quality time with your beloved pet.

1. New Adventures

Instead of only resuming your usual routine, why not plan some additional new adventures with your pet? Take your dog on a scenic hike, or set up a garden treasure hunt or indoor obstacle course for your dog or cat. These unique experiences will provide physical stimulation and create lasting memories for you and your pet.

2. Sensory Stimulation

Treat your pet to a sensory-rich environment by introducing new sights, sounds, and smells. Take your dog to a dog-friendly garden centre in Somerset, or set up a bird-watching station for your cat. These enriching experiences will stimulate your pet’s senses and keep them engaged and entertained.

3. Mindful Moments

Set aside some dedicated time for bonding activities with your pet that promote relaxation and wellbeing for both of you. Practice yoga or meditation together, give them a calming massage, or snuggle up on the couch with a good book or movie. Why not groom your pet at the same time? If you need any pet grooming advice, our team will be happy to help – get in touch.

4. Culinary Creations

Pet obsessed with food? Get creative! Make homemade treats with healthy ingredients your pet will love. Bake dog cookies or craft catnip toys – let them “help” cook for extra fun!

5. New Toy Extravaganza

Invest in some exciting new toys (or breathe new life into old ones) for engaging playtime together. Interactive toys like puzzle feeders for dogs or laser pointers for cats can keep your pet entertained and mentally stimulated, and more importantly, strengthen your bond while you play

6. Travel Together

If you have a dog, next time you head out for errands or a social visit, consider bringing them along for the ride. Travelling around with you will give you time to enjoy life more together.

If you have any other ideas for reconnecting with your pet after your holidays, share them on our Facebook page and help other Somerset pet owners. And don’t forget to schedule a post-holiday check-up for your pet at Nurture to ensure they’re in good health, ready for your next adventure together.

Welcome home, and let the bonding begin!

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