When is National Love Your Pet Day? February 20th is the date you get to shower your companion with the utmost attention and affection they deserve. After all, your buddy is a source of joy and unconditional love, which is still needed as we get through COVID-19. No matter what type of pet you own, there are several ways you can celebrate this special occasion.
Visit Your Local Animal Shelter
Even though it's Love Your Pet Day, that doesn't mean you have to only love YOUR pet. Make some room on your schedule — and in your heart — to volunteer at your local animal shelter. Shelters always need help, and who knows, you might find a new pal to bring home. Also, consider donating if you don't have time. Even just a small contribution, in your own pet’s honor, can go a long way.
If you decide to go to an animal shelter, be sure to mask up with the SHEEX® Triple Layer Performance Contoured Face Mask, Double Layer Performance Flat Face Mask or the SHEEX Double Layer Performance Gaiters. Designed for all-day wear, our breathable, contoured face masks are made with three layers of our SLEEP•FIT® Performance fabric. Feel safe knowing that our masks can protect you from potentially harmful moisture molecules and foul odors — all while keeping your face cool and comfortable.
Let Your Pet Sleep with You
The pets-on-the-bed debate is an ongoing one. If you're against it, maybe ease up on your stance just for today. For one, sleeping with your four-legged friend has its benefits. According to a 2018 survey, adult women said sleeping with a dog provided more comfort and a sense of security than snoozing alongside another person. A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings also suggests having a dog in the bedroom does not drastically compromise sleep quality.
Of course, dogs and cats shed. The solution? SHEEX® Performance Cooling Comforters. Engineered with SLEEP•FIT® Technology, our pet hair-resistant comforters make it easy to keep your bed clean and allergy-free. Just use a brush to wipe away the fur. Plus, our pet-friendly comforters boast enhanced breathability and moisture-wicking qualities, so you can snuggle up to your pal without feeling hot.
Get a New Bed for Your Pet
Has your dog or cat's bed seen better days? National Love Your Pet Day is a perfect excuse to upgrade your buddy's bed! A new bed might be strange for your pet. If that’s the case, there are a few things you can do to acclimate your furry companion to their brand-new nook. First, give the new bed a homelike scent by rubbing your hands on it or placing an old shirt on top of it. You may also want to try putting some of their favorite toys on the bed to see if they warm up to it.
If you really want to spoil your pal, cover their bed with an Original Performance Duvet Cover or Fitted Sheet. Our pet-friendly performance fabrics let them enjoy the cooling powers of SHEEX® thanks to our SLEEP•FIT® Technology and Ridiculously Soft® outer surface.
Bake a Pet-Friendly Dessert
If you love to bake or cook, put on your apron and whip up a delicious dessert for your beloved pup or kitty. Several recipes are both pet- and human-friendly, so you can treat yourself on National Love Your Pet Day, too! If you’re a peanut butter lover, you have to bake mini peanut butter cakes. If you’re from the South, there’s a good chance you know how to make banana pudding, but this recipe is perfect for both you and your hungry pal.
There are plenty of recipes out there to get you started, but if cooking isn't your thing, several pet stores offer tasty treats your furry companion is bound to love.
Make More Time to Snuggle
Whether it's a belly rub, head scratch, or big hug, an affectionate gesture is one of the simplest things you can do to show love for your pet. Petting your pal makes a great stress reducer, too. Taking a bit of time to snuggle with your buddy releases cortisol and helps lower your blood pressure.
If you’re feeling anxious lately, consider getting the SHEEX CALM + COOL Weighted Blanket and put an end to anxiety-induced insomnia. Our pet hair-resistant blanket utilizes the concept of deep touch therapy, which is scientifically proven to promote the release of melatonin and serotonin. When you get under the CALM + COOL Weighted Blanket, you’ll feel like you’re receiving a big hug, allowing you to relax and drift off to sleep.
Buy a New Toy
You know that feeling when you receive a gift. It makes you feel loved and appreciated. Do the same for your four-legged friend and give them a brand-new toy. No matter if it's a bone, scratching post, or tug-of-war rope, your dog or cat will light up the room once you give them their gift.
Treat Them to a Spa Day
Everyone should indulge in extra pampering every now and then, and pets are no exception! Schedule a wellness day for your doggie or kitty and treat them to bath and body massage, haircut, pedicure, or all of the above. Your loyal companion will not only look better but feel better, too.
If you’re doing it yourself rather than going to a pet spa, light one of our Soy Blend Scented Candles and create a relaxing and peaceful environment for you and your pet. SHEEX® scented candles come in two scents — Breeze and Forest. Whether it’s the smell of the ocean breeze or the aroma of a winter forest, our candles add luxury and indulgence to any room.
Whatever you decide to do for Love Your Pet Day, make time to love yourself and upgrade your bedding to SHEEX® Original Performance Sheets. Our pet-friendly bedding offers moisture-wicking capabilities and unbeatable breathability, ensuring you get a cooler, deeper night's sleep.