Celebrate the Joys of Having a Dog in Your Life

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TexVetPets.org encourages dog lovers to celebrate National Dog Day, a holiday to recognize the companionship and service that dogs provide humans.

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Today is National Dog Day, marking a special time to celebrate the joy and companionship that dogs contribute to the lives of humans. Since it was established in 2004, each August 26 is dedicated to recognizing dog ownership, safety and appreciation.

We love and care for our dogs every day of the year, but today you may choose to give some special attention to the canine in your life. Some ways to celebrate National Dog Day include:

  •     Conducting a safety check of your home to ensure it’s safe and clear of potential hazards to your dog.
  •     Teaching your dog a new trick or buying it a new toy, leash or collar.
  •     Assisting an elderly neighbor by walking their dog.
  •     Celebrating with your friends and their pooches by hosting a National Dog Day party!
  •     Taking a photo of your dog and uploading it to the TexVetPets Pet Gallery at http://www.texvetpets.org/gallery.

Dog owners can also observe National Dog Day by committing to responsible pet ownership, which includes educating themselves on important canine health topics. In addition to regular examinations by your veterinarian, visit a reliable online resource like TexVetPets.org for information about your dog’s health. A well-informed dog owner is better-equipped to provide a happy, health life for their loyal four-legged companion. Visit TexVetPets.org for information on topics like toxic foods and plants, weight-loss plans, disease prevention, emergencies, financial planning for pet care and behavior tips.

Every day of the year, dogs doggedly work to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort and companionship. Whether it be for the service of an assistance dog or just your favorite playful pooch, celebrate the contributions dogs make to our lives today.

About TexVetPets.org
Launched in June 2014, TexVetPets.org is an accurate and peer-reviewed pet health website. Brought to the public by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, TexVetPets.org aims to provide the most reliable pet health information available online. All articles on the website are written by veterinarians and veterinary professionals and peer-reviewed by two veterinarians. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit http://www.TexVetPets.org.

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