August 9, 2016
Take time for playtime
Play with pets when you get home from school
Now that you're back in school, you're furry friends may be missing you. Play with pets every day when you get home. Spending time playing with pets keeps them happy and healthy.
Play a game of fetch with your dog, or take him for walks on a leash. Choose toys that are appropriate for your dog's size. Balls and toys that are broken or too small can become a choking hazard for pets. Throw away toys that start to break into pieces or are torn.
Fun for cats
Unless your cat walks outdoors on a harness, skip the outside play. Cats are safest when indoors, and your home can become a playground for your cats! It can be as easy as tossing a crumpled ball of paper for her to chase. She may even bring it back to you.
You might also try throwing a ping pong ball into a dry bathtub. Some cats will love batting it around on the smooth surface.