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How to Celebrate National Pet Day

03 March 2021


If you plan to celebrate National Pet Day on 11th April and show your pet extra love, B&M has you covered. Using this article, pet owners can find ways to:

  • Bake them special healthy homemade treats
  • Go on an outdoor adventure
  • Support your local animal shelter
  • Capture the paw-fect picture
  • Spoil them with toys
  • Treat them to a pamper day

We celebrate National Pet Day - also known as National Love Your Pet Day - annually on April 11th. 

This celebration has the backing of global animal welfare advocates, promoting ways to show your pet extra love and highlighting the plight of animals entering shelters every day.

In this article on how to celebrate National Pet Day, the team at B&M suggests great ways to give your furry friend the time of their life on this special occasion.

Bake them Special Healthy Homemade Treats

Big or small, fur, feathers or scales, every pet loves to receive a special treat.

There are many recipes online for delicious pet friendly goodies such as cakes and biscuits, with nutritious ingredients like peanut butter. Why not incorporate your pet’s favourite flavours into yours?

B&M Top Tip: Ingredients like flour are usually fine to incorporate, but be aware of how your pet responds to gluten. Bicarbonate of soda and similar additives can be used in very small amounts.


Go on an Outdoor Adventure

Taking a nice long walk or spending extra time playing outdoors with your pet will really show them how much you appreciate them.

B&M Top Tip: Here are some great ideas for walks that you and your pet will love!

Support your Local Animal Shelter

We love pets of all shapes and sizes - and not just our own!

Why not support your local shelter by making a donation of money or household items, sharing their social media posts or even volunteering?

Capture the Paw-fect Picture

Invest in some professional portraiture or set up a cute shoot at home with your pet! Family lifestyle experts say that pets are a significant part of our household, helping to socialise children and providing emotional support.

It’s definitely worth making memories of your beautiful relationship with them.

B&M Top Tip: Stock up on treats to keep them well behaved throughout the session!

Spoil them with Toys

That the quickest way to a pet’s heart is by showering them with awesome toys! From things that wiggle and roll to items that can endure endless chewing, pet owners should take this opportunity to spoil their furry friends with goodies!

B&M Top Tip: Take a look at some amazing pet gifts right here!


Treat them to a Pamper Day

For one day, you can become a pet spa offering unlimited belly rubs, nail clipping, indulgent bubble baths, blissful brushing and long, cosy naps. It’s good for them, and they’ll really thank you for it!

Invest in some great grooming tools for the best effects.


B&M Top Tip: Don’t forget to stay on top of your pet’s oral hygiene.

So, if you’re wondering how to celebrate National Pet Day and show your best friend how much you care, consider creating tasty treats, getting outside, supporting your local shelter, staging a photoshoot, spoiling them rotten and holding a serious pamper session.

B&M Top Tip: Browse B&M’s range of wonderful pet treats right here.

Share your pet-loving activities on social media with National Pet Day, your local animal shelter and the B&M Community via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

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