National Pet Day 2018

Canidae Farms, Wichita KS. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

National Pet Day will take place this year on April 11th and while we probably celebrate our pets everyday, this is the day that you can make it extra special for your pet.

Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day! (Courtesy National Pet Day)

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization.

2. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to a favorite animal welfare organization.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells pets from puppy or kitten mills.

5. Have a National Pet Day party and celebrate all your pets!

6. Spend the day taking photos of your pets and then post them on our Facebook page!

7. Assist an ill, elderly or a financially struggling neighbor or friend by purchasing pet food, hay or needed items for their pets.

8. Purchase a National Pet Day Tee Shirt (or other gift item) here, to express your devotion to all animals.

9. Buy your pet a fun new toy….or two…or five.

10. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

According to a recent study conducted by retail giant zulily, millennials make up 35% of the pet owning population, delaying marriage and parenthood to spoil their furry friends like children instead. In fact, according to Consumer Affairs, the trend toward “humanizing” pets has led to a significant increase in pet spending. Last year, Americans spent $30 billion on pet products alone– more than they spent on alcohol, bottled water and coffee.

Canidae Farms, Wichita KS. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

In an effort to cater to those pet owners who will spare no expense for their best friends, pet food manufacturers are making pet food that offers the same wellness benefits they want in their own food, such as grain-free, high protein, and “all natural” or organic ingredients. CANIDAE® Pet Food even launched its own CANIDAE® Farms where they are harvesting some of their own ingredients like milo, yellow field peas, greenhouse and field tomatoes, sage, and rosemary. Now CANIDAE is producing what is truly the first “farm to bowl” pet food straight from the farm with quality ingredients.

CANIDAE Farms has even created a product for weight management with the Canidae® Grain Free PURE Resolve® Weight Management Dog Dry Formula with Fresh Chicken uses simple recipes for sensitive dogs. Choosing a grain free limited ingredient diet may help pets who experience food sensitivities. Less ingredients could mean less chance of sensitive reactions. This limited ingredient recipe is made with 9 key ingredients that are easily recognizable, plus all the vitamins and minerals your dog needs.

For more information, visit: CANIDAE

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