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5 Tips to Keeping a Happy Pet


by Stan Baily

There are 5 things you can do to keep your pet happy and healthy. These five tips will help your pet love you even more and will keep them happy for the rest of their lives.

It does not matter if your pet is a cat, dog, horse or whatever, these tips will help you have a happy pet.

1. Lots of love – Your pet needs a lot of love, affection and attention from you. Spend time with your pet, just like you get to know your friends or pets, your pet will get to know you. This is even true about fish so it will work with your mammal. Once they know you and trust you they will be even happier.

2. Feed them well – Just like humans, the key to a pets heart is through their mouth. Do not just assume that because its an animal they do not have food preferences. Mix up their diet, give them treats and snacks and most of all do not feed them low quality food. Your pet will thank you and be happier and healthier than ever.

3. Outside and Inside Time – This may not work for all pets (ie. do not bring your horse inside the house) but if you keep an outside pet, invite them in every now and then. If your pet stays inside with you be sure to take them outside to play. Animals were born to be outside, so let them out to get some fresh air and watch their heart smile.

4. Toys and Treats – Animals love to play. Watch a nature show and you will see that almost every animal and pet has a fun playful side to them. Toys, treats and other special things for your pet can make them know you care and will make them happy. A cat loves to climb and chase feathers, a dog loves chew toys, bones and playing fetch, a horse loves being ridden or walked or just petted and brushed.

5. A companion – This is another one that may be pet specific, but a companion could be a perfect thing to make your pet happy. If you have a cat, get another cat. Same thing with a dog. Sometimes animals of a different species can be best buddies. Another great companion is a human.

If your cat or dog is gentle and you have a new baby on the way, that could make your pet extremely happy. Some animals have a parenting instinct that kicks in even when around human babies and you could see a different side to your pet.

There you have it, 5 easy to implement tips that can make your pet happier than ever. Take the time to be sure your pet is happy and healthy, you and your pet will never regret it.

Stan Baily has three dogs of his own, Max, Molly and Marty. He suggests caring for your pet and saving money at the same time with 1800Petmeds Coupon Codes.


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).


  1. A companion….. That’s what I thought I could do for Jon when I brought Max in. No, being so alpha, he did not like to be near Max. But over the months, he has learned to accept Max’s presence.

  2. This is so true! Dogs need attention and love as much as humans. Especially, when they are locked up most of the time. If you truly love your dog, you will give her a healthy diet that is filled with varieties! My little pup loves the varieties and is always so happy after eating. Are there any specific brands that you recommend as well?

  3. Very true. We just got a cat, 9 months old from a pet shelter. I think animals who come from places like these need extra love and attention.

  4. These tips are so important. Taking care of your pets is like taking care of children.

    They need to be cared for and to be loved. That is what it boils down to.

  5. Our dog is an English Mastiff named Molly. She is probably the easiest dog we have ever had to keep happy. If you know these dogs, then you know how huge they can get! But she is such a sweat heart and so happy.

  6. Feeding your pet a healthy diet is of utmost importance. Think about how you feel when you stuff your body full of foods that are fatty, calorie laden, sugary or just plain empty. A poor diet leads to all sorts of negative health conditions for pets and humans alike. You can improve your pet’s gastrointestinal health with a pet probiotic such as Fortiflora which can aid in nutrient absorption from food, digestion and weight management. A healthy pet is definitely a happy pet 🙂

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