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If you’re single or in a relationship, being smothered with social media posts of flowers and chocolates can drive anybody mad. In short - Valentine’s Day can be daunting.

Dog-parents however are well aware that true unconditional love comes from our four-legged and delightful dog-children. No matter how big or small the gift, they are forever grateful for our existence.

Make this Valentine’s Day about your dog and the incalculable affection you share, with these entertaining products and delightful tips to spoil your most devoted confidant with.
 

♥    INDULGE

Valentine’s Day is most likely going to be a super humid South African summer’s day. My hair, without a doubt goes spectacularly berserk in the humidity.

Our extraordinary dogs could also find themselves in a hair predicament. Indulge your loved one with a home spa treatment, wash them with revitalizing Dog Shampoo, trim those nails with top-notch Grooming Tools and brush them with whimsical Dog Brushes.

♥    TREAT

We all know that our dog has that one favourite treat, let Valentine’s Day be the excuse they need to enjoy a second serving.

Try something glamourous like ePETstore’s Probono Dog Biscuits or mouthwatering Cesar Gourmet Wet Food. Can you say YUMMY YUM YUM - because your dog will.

If you are gifted in the kitchen or merely feeling adventurous, make the ultimate homemade pet treat like our effortlessly baked, tried and tested Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies or some delectable Crispy Chicken Liver Treats.

♥    PLAY

If you decide to stay indoors on such a special day like Valentine’s Day, you could end up in the proverbial dog box. Prevent this from happening and secure a place in your dog’s heart by taking your spirited sidekick to a dog park for a run. Some honourable mentions - Walkhaven Dog Park and Emmarentia Dam (Johannesburg) or De Waal Park (Cape Town).

Dogs adore being active and are natural go-getters, thus play with some fabulous Outdoor Dog Toys will leave your pretty pooch overjoyed.

♥    LEARN

Quoting Nora Roberts “everything I know, I learned from dogs”, so give a little back. Dogs love to be entertained and learn new things. If you think one cannot teach an old dog new tricks, you might just be amazed at how motivated they can be.

Hollow out an old Tennis Ball and stuff your cute canine’s favourite treat inside. No Tennis Balls on standby? The Kong Classic Rubber Chew Toy works incredibly well too. 

Spread boxes (anything from tissue boxes to cereal boxes) around the room, some filled with your dog’s preferred treats and others left empty. Go ahead and tell your dog to ‘search’ and ‘find’ and let the games begin.

♥    LOVE

Spoil your dog with the most important emotion of all – LOVE. Start the day with morning kisses, belly rubs and praises, as that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about. If dragon breath is an issue, simply love them enough to provide them with a Dental Treat.

Dog-parents know all too well that it’s a privilege to have a dog walk beside you on life’s journey; and our dearest dogs deserve the best. Make February the 14th truly unforgettable.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
 

Comine du Toit
Animal lover and cat fanatic, Comine du Toit is a Freelance Copywriter at ePETstore in South Africa. She is a mom to a very energetic Sphynx, and the godmother to a clowder of cats, a kennel of dogs as well as a flock of geese. She's a firm believer that pets are family.
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