Valentines Day has never been so different, and many of us will be spending it on the sofa with the ones we hold dear. However, they don't necessarily have to be humans! Whatever pet you’ve chosen to be your animal companion, today is about showing them some love and appreciation. Here are seven great ways:


#7. Buy Them Their Favourite Treat:


More of a cop-out than anything else, there are so many better ways of showing your animal companion some love and appreciation, however, time is often a luxury for many of us working full-time. Buying your pet their favourite treat is still showing some love! Perhaps even a new toy too would sweeten the deal just that little bit more and (hopefully) prevent any drama between you and your friend… Of course, your pets probably won’t even know why they’re getting treated, but the main thing is that they’re happy! It’s the thought that counts after all.


#6. Put Aside Some Time for Your Animal:


You’re just in the door from work, your significant other has the dinner on or takeout ordered. The shoes come off, the feet go up on the couch and the telly is on… Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? One evening out of 365 won’t kill you though, put aside an hour or three for your pet! If you own a dog; bring him or her for a walk or a trip to the beach, now that the evenings are getting brighter. If you own a cat; spend some time petting or playing until one of you falls asleep. If it is a small animal you have; let them out of the cage for a supervised hour or two. Finally, if it’s a horse; bring them for a trot down the road or even braid their mane. It will most certainly be time well spent!


#5. Book An Appointment With Your Vet:


Definitely not the most conventional way of showing your pet that you love them… Bringing them to the vet can still be a compassionate and caring act! Get your pet checked properly; consult your vet about dietary requirements or even see about purchasing some vet bedding (another item that we also stock!). We may not give each other the gift of health on days like these, but your pet most certainly deserves it! Trips to the vets should be a regular occurrence anyway but the odd check-up every now and then can often reveal hidden ailments or maladies that would otherwise be left untreated, till the next visit anyway!


#4. Get Your Pet Groomed:


#5 and #4 seem like really bad presents to get someone but trust me, there’s only three better ways to show your pet that you love them! Equipet currently has 4 in-house groomers in very accessible stores across Louth, Meath, and Dublin. Simply ring us and book your appointment in a matter of minutes! This service is currently only available to dogs, unfortunately… though we have no issue in bringing any other pet in for a consultation! Perhaps Moxii the cat is starting to shed or Reginald the Rabbit can’t see out from beneath his fur? A consultation with any of our groomers can set you on the right path!


#3. Bring Your Pet On A Date:


While it may not be a trip to the movies or a night away in the Slieve Russel; you can still bring your pet on a date! This could be a leisurely stroll down the town, a coffee in a local café (for you, not your pet!), a trip to the park or even a moonlit walk by the local pier. Get out of the house and bring your pet! Why not hop in the car? Let your pet be your co-pilot and go on an adventure (within 5km of your home, of course). With the bright evenings slowly coming back to us, now is the time!


#2. Treat Your Pet To Cologne Or Perfume:


Now we're treading into the realm of human presents… Though such a thing does exist! While it might be nice to get your pet groomed at our in-house groomers, purchasing a new fragrance for your dog or cat can be ideal for helping them smell and feel wonderful! What could even be better for both of you is treating your pet to a nice bath! Dogs are the perfect candidates for this. Cats not so much… Even small animals are more inclined to take to water than cats but there are right and wrong ways to go about bathing every animal. A cologne or perfume can be ideal for just such a situation where your furry-friend is in no mood for a bath!


#1. Bring Your Pet Into Equipet!:


Top of the list! There’s no better way to show your pet that you love them than by bringing them into us! Not only will they get all of our attention but we’re sure we can spare some treats to send you on your merry way. Our sales teams are well versed in all breeds of animals; whether it’s a snake, rabbit or even a Pyrenees Mountain Dog. Your pet will be glad that you brought them into us! They might even get to star on our Facebook page for all to see.


Well that about wraps it up for us on this very special occasion. Whatever you plan on doing with your day, we hope both you and your pet have a memorable experience! Bye for now, Pet-Pals!