Dog Parent Appreciation Day has been founded by Dr. Marty Goldstein, DVM, a notable integrative veterinarian, founder of Dr. Marty Pets™, and author of the new book, The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being.
“I’m so excited to announce this new holiday that celebrates the loving, devoted dog parents that help give our four-legged family members a happy, healthy life,” said Dr. Marty Goldstein.
In this spirit of Dog Parent Appreciation Day, Dr. Marty has shared some tips and tricks on how to improve the connection between pet and pet parent.
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Bond With Your Dog
- Teach them a new trick. Your dog thrives off having a purpose and accomplishing tasks, especially when you praise them with tons of love and treats when they get it right.
- Explore the great outdoors together. Asking your dog to trust you as their dog parent and pack leader in new settings will help reinforce the bond you share.
- Feed your dog at specific times each day. The most important person in your dog’s life is the person that gives them food! Feed them at specific times so they know they can rely on you. And, the best way to honor your dog is to feed them food that supports their health and happiness, not just food that keeps them full until the next mealtime.
“That’s why I created Nature’s Blend — my premium freeze-dried raw dog food,” added Dr. Marty. “It’s made with turkey, beef, salmon, duck and nutrient-rich…