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Things Dogs Are Grateful For

November 15, 2020

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! There are many reasons for us to be thankful for dogs. Fido’s love, loyalty, and companionship are all truly precious gifts. Of course, your canine pal is also very appreciative. What would make the list of things your pup is most thankful for? A Dutchess County, NY vet lists some of them below.


This one probably isn’t a big surprise. Fido gets adorably excited at the thought of a tempting snack!

Just don’t go overboard: keep snacks to about 5 percent of your pet’s daily intake.


Does your furry pal do a super cute happy dance when it’s time to go out? Those walks are important for more than just sanitary reasons. They also give Fido a great doggy workout, as well as a chance to enjoy some fresh air and a change of scenery.


Dogs are a great reminder of how important it is to appreciate life’s simple pleasures … such as comfy beds. Make sure Fido has a good one!

Belly Rubs

Does your pup thump his leg when you scratch that itchy spot? Does he ‘smile’ blissfully when you rub his tummy or his forehead? Dogs are extra cute when they’re enjoying attention! 


One reason that dogs are so much fun is the fact that they enjoy going places with their human pals. Take Fido out sometimes, and let him explore different pet-friendly parks and trails. 


Giving your furry bff a new plaything can be just as fun for you as it is for him. However, toys aren’t just about entertainment for Fido. They also keep him occupied and active, and prevent the dreaded Bored Doggy Blues.

Baths (Sort of)

We know, Fido would probably whine if he saw this one on the list. Regardless of your pup’s opinion of the actual bathing process, he does feel much more comfortable when he’s soft and clean. (Sorry, buddy: it’s for your own benefit!)


Most of all, your furry friend is grateful for all of that TLC you give him. Dogs are extremely loyal, but that bond has to be nurtured. Fido also shows his gratitude in some super cute ways, like tail wags, happy dances, and, of course, cuddles. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Please contact us, your Dutchess County, NY vet clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care.

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