Are you familiar with the whole "Five Love Languages" thing? If not, the idea is that everyone shows love and feels love in a combination of five basic ways, which include things like physical touch (that's my big one!), acts of service (things like randomly filling your partner's gas tank for them) and giving/receiving gifts. I found myself thinking about that when I was pondering the idea of this post about showing love to our pets. Although a lot of the ways we show love to people and pets are very different, in a lot of ways they're the same. We still use physical touch (petting, chins scratches, belly rubs!), we spend quality time together, we buy them gifts, and although my cats might not be quite as into compliments as my human loves, they still seem to like hearing how good/handsome/smart/big they are. There's a surprising amount of crossover!
Jasper is currently showing me some love by "helping" me write this post, since he knows I'm sick and can't possibly be trusted to do it alone.
One of the main similarities in how we show love is thecategory of food. Just as we love to cook our beloved a special meal, bring them a delicious treat when we come to visit, or take them out to try a new restaurant, we tend to use food as a major way of showing our pets love, too. (The quickest way to a cat's heart is through his stomach?) It's definitely also one of the easiest ways - what's quicker when you're having a busy morning, giving Fluffy a couple of treats or sitting down for five minutes of interactive play? Even though food is a great way to show our pets love, it's way too easy to go overboard and end up with an overweight dog or cat over time!
As you probably know, I've been participating in a campaign for Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Advantage pet food over the past few months, and they have a cool promotion going on that can help you show your pets love in a couple of different ways! First, they're offering rebates on wellness visits to your vet so you can discuss getting your pet back to a healthy weight! Yep, you read that right... Hill's is going to pay you back for $25 of your vet visit. How cool is that?! They're also including a $25 coupon for the Metabolic Advantage food so that you can give it a try! (You can even use that on the cat treats, which are a guilt free way to show kitty some love!)
You can find the form for the Hill's rebate and coupon by clicking here! They're sending out 500 of them, so be sure to sign up before they're all taken!
This post is sponsored by Hill’s and the BlogPaws Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic Food, but Straight On Till Morning only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.