Dog and cat owners celebrate National Pet Day every day, but the official holiday date is April 11. Try to give your pet a surprise: a treat, or a new toy. Show more attention and play more.
In 2006, animal advocate Colleen Paige created this holiday as a sign of gratitude to pets for the positive emotions they give us. She focuses on the problems associated with homeless animals, like dogs and cats in shelters. She urges abandoning the services of professional breeders in an effort to find a devoted friend by contacting shelters or kennels. Animals show great devotion, appreciate kindness, care, and become strongly attached to the person who becomes their loving master. This holiday first appeared in the USA. Now it is celebrated in different European countries, Australia, and Israel.
Spending time with a favorite pet has a beneficial effect on human health: the risk of cardiovascular disease decreases and anxiety disappears, as do depression due to stress. Cholesterol decreases, and blood pressure stabilizes.
70% of Americans are pet owners willing to spend lots of money on pet care, good nutrition, and regular medical examinations.
A pet is not just a dog or a cat. Some people not picky about smells get guinea pigs. Rabbits occupy separate rooms and can be trained. Reptiles settle in a bathtub or large aquariums. These are silent friends. Birds will be happy to talk, discuss pressing matters with their owners.
Did you congratulate your kitty? Take a picture, share photos of your happy, contented pet. Post it on your page, create a separate account for your cat. After work, scratch its belly, listen to the melodious, gentle purring. A pretty good day!
When is National Pet Day celebrated in 2022?
National Pet Day is observed on April 11 each year.