Make Time For Your Dog

5 Important Reasons to Spend Time With Your Pet.

5 Important Reasons to Spend Time With Your Pet

  • Bonding and Companionship
  • Stress Reduction
  • Physical Activity
  • Mental Stimulation
  • Unconditional Love and Happiness

Spending time with your pet is enjoyable and offers numerous benefits for you and your furry friend. Here are 5 important reasons to spend quality time with your pet:

  1. Bonding and Companionship: Pets are known for their ability to provide companionship and emotional support. Spending time with your pet helps strengthen the bond between you and your furry companion. This bond can bring comfort, reduce feelings of loneliness, and enhance your pet’s overall well-being.
  2. Stress Reduction: Interacting with your pet, whether it’s playing, petting, or simply being in their presence, can help reduce stress and anxiety levels in both your pet and you. Studies have shown that spending time with pets can lead to lower cortisol (a stress hormone) levels and release feel-good chemicals like oxytocin, which promote relaxation and happiness. You and your pet benefit!
  3. Physical Activity: Pets, especially dogs, require regular exercise, and spending time with them often involves physical activities like walking, playing fetch, or running around in the yard. Engaging in these activities not only benefits your pet’s health but also encourages you to be more active, which can contribute to improved physical fitness and overall health for the both of you.
  4. Mental Stimulation: Keeping your pet mentally stimulated is essential for their well-being. Spending time engaging in interactive games, training sessions, or puzzle toys can challenge your pet’s mind and prevent boredom. It’s also a great way to reinforce good behavior and provide mental enrichment.
  5. Unconditional Love and Happiness: Pets have a unique way of showing unconditional love and affection. The joy and happiness they bring into your life are immeasurable. Spending time with your pet allows you to reciprocate this love and enjoy moments of pure happiness and contentment, which can positively impact you and your pet’s mental and emotional health.

In summary, spending time with your pet offers a multitude of benefits, including strengthening your bond, reducing stress, promoting physical activity, providing mental stimulation, and bringing joy and happiness into your life. It’s a rewarding and fulfilling experience that enhances both your and your pet’s quality of life.

Next Time You Don't Wan to Be Bothered...

A note from Mimi, Owner and Operator of Curbside Cutters Mobile Pet Groomers.

I cut the following picture and column out of a paper over 35 years ago. It has stayed on my refrigerator all this time. Although yellowed from age, it remains a reminder that these kids do not ask for anything more than hugs, kisses, and attention.

The below article:

I wish someone would tell me what it is that I’ve done wrong.

Why I have to stay chained up and left alone so long.

They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a pup.

There were so many things we’d do while I was growing up.

They couldn’t wait to train me as a Companion and a Friend,

And told me how they’d never fear being left alone again.

The children said they’d feed me and brush me every day.

They’d play with me and walk with me if I could only stay

But now the family “Hasn’t Time”: They often say I shed

They do not want me in the house, not even to be fed.

The children never walk me; they always say, “NOT NOW!”

I wish that I could please them, won’t someone tell me how?

All I had you see was love; I wish they would explain

Why did they say they wanted me then left me on a chain?

Will you play with me?
 From Anonymous


Unfortunately, as a dog groomer,  I see pet neglect on a daily basis.  So, the next time your fur baby begs you for a walk or playtime, think twice about ignoring them.  Spending time with your pet is good for both of you!