Spending time with you is likely your pet's favorite thing in the world! If you’re at home together, even if you’re just doing mundane tasks, be sure to include your pets to keep them active and happy.
- If it’s time to go downstairs and get the laundry, ask your pet to come along. Make it exciting and give them a small treat when they get there.
- While you’re making the bed, play a short game of “bed monster,” where they attack your hand moving under the blankets.
- If you’re tidying the living room, have your dog pick up their own toys and bring them to you. Toss it or tug with them a few times before putting it away.
- When you're making dinner and want to share a small, healthy treat with your pet, ask them to do some tricks first, like sit, shake, high five, or toss it so they can catch the treat.
Helping older pets stay active (to the extend that they're able) and providing mental stimulation throughout the day are important to their health, and strengthens your already-inseparable bond!