With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ways we can give back to all mothers – whether they’re human or four-legged!
From showering her with gifts, to tackling pet-related chores to spending quality time, here are a variety of ways that you can show appreciation for pet mothers on Sunday 8 May and beyond.
It has been revealed that 66 percent of pet owners go through some difficulties in their ‘pet parenting’ experiences, with 23 percent of owners specifying that cleaning up after the pet is their main struggle.
No one enjoys the unpleasant task of vacuuming pet hairs or picking up their pet’s droppings, especially mum! This Mother’s Day, go the extra mile by searching the house for dog hairs, and make sure mum’s cherished lawns, decking and pavement are untouched by your furry family member’s unwanted offerings.
If your mum loves nothing more than a freshly washed pup, have a go at giving the dog a wash and blow dry. When choosing grooming products for your pet, it’s important to consider their coat type, if they have allergies, or sensitive skin.
Be sure to give your dog a good brush before bathing them, as this will remove a lot of the dirt and make bathing easier. Use lukewarm water, talk to them in a calm and reassuring voice and use a high-quality dog shampoo and conditioner. Clean the inside of your dog’s ears and hair around their eyes using a pet safe ear cleaner to gently clean the eye area and remove any ‘gunk’ that can block the tear ducts and cause infection.
If your bathroom walls and floors aren’t ready for a wet-dog shake, head to your local PETstock to use the DIY Wash service. Locations can be found here.
If you have a stylish mum that loves to treat her furriest family member with on-trend accessories, surprise her with an accessory such as DOOG Shoulder Bag. This accessory has been designed to free up your hands and pockets making it easier for you to walk, run and exercise with your dog.
If your dog is a mum herself, the Buddy & Belle Comfort Cuddler Round Dog Bed is the perfect Mother’s Day gift to help her relax and unwind, and if your feline is a mum, treat her to a Lexi & Me Cat Scratch Post & Perch, so she can have her own place to rest, hide, perch and scratch.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea for a human mum: DOOG Shoulder Bag – Black, RRP: $47.21; Mother’s Day Gift Idea for a canine mum: Buddy & Belle Comfort Cuddler Round Dog Bed Lunar, RRP: From $109.00; PETstock Mother’s Day Gift Idea for a feline mum: Lexi & Me Cat Scratch Post & Perch, RRP: $89.97