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Happy National Pet Month

We continue to wish you and your loved ones (furry and non) health and Happiness. Did you know that May is National Pet Month? In celebration, we have some very special goodies to share with you and your dog! Let’s start with some of our recent Facebook posts you may have missed that provide tips on how to be an even better emotional support human for your pet. (tip: read through the entire email to make sure you don’t miss the best goodies!)

We All Want To Know What Love Is!

Let’s start our celebration of National Pet Month with a special tribute to love from our favorite clown, Puddles.

Over the coming weeks, we will provide you with additional ways to celebrate National Pet Month. So, sign up for our next email!

The Secret To Good Communication: Looking Into Each Other’s Eyes

We all know that the only way to genuinely and deeply communicate is to look into the eyes of the person you are trying to connect with. Well, it seems dogs know this too! A study published in Current Biology suggests that a key difference between dog and wolf behavior is the dogs’ ability to look at the human’s face. We know that you didn’t need a group of Ph.D. scientists to tell you that dogs look at your face when communicating with you. However, we found the article fascinating in how it found such a simple reason for such a big difference between dogs’ behavior and that of their closest living relative: the wolf.

Dogs Are More Empathetic Than We Think

Researchers found that dogs’ cortisol levels mirrored that of their guardians during stressful times. We all know that “emotional contagion” is a real phenomenon among people. To know that dogs are just as susceptible to absorbing our stress than humans are, if not more so, places an extra burden on us in our quest to be an even better emotional support humans to our pets.

Pets Support Their Humans During Difficult Times

Again, no surprises here. What do dogs do with all that stress that they absorb from us humans? Well, they send it back to us in the form of pawsitive emotional support vibes! Pets provide their humans with comfort and much needed emotional support during difficult times. All the more reason to consider how to return their kindness, starting with something special for National Pet Month like a Barkaron® Decadent Doggie Dessert® gift box.

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How About A Bit of Comic Relief?

Sometimes it is easier to let old dogs teach us new tricks! This rescue dog steals the show!

Talking About Rescue Dogs…

People across the country have stepped up to foster dogs during these difficult times. Now is not the time to stop though, as there are plenty of animals still in need of forever homes.

And, for those you who have recently invited a new furry family member home, why not give them something special like our Barkarons to show them how you are the best emotional support human

Now For Something REALLY Special and A Great Way To Be An Even Better Emotional Support Human!

Please Enjoy Our Free Dog Massage Course

In our continued efforts to help dog parents bond with their pets, we have developed and are now making available to you, our community, a free course covering how to massage your dog to support his/her wellbeing, while avoiding injury to your pet. Even for those of you who may have seen the course and regardless of whether your dog is in pain or would benefit from a bit more “relaxing love time,” learn (or reacquaint yourself regarding) how to be an even better emotional support human for your pet!

Join Clare Primo, Certified Canine Massage Therapist and Certified Veterinary Nurse for three sessions in Chews Happiness’ dog classes for dogs and their parents.

In addition to being an amazing human, Claire believes strongly in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and is a strong believer in integrative medicine for animals. She specializes in supporting senior animals, but heals animals of all ages.

Here are links to the three segments of our dog class in How to Massage Your Dog:

Dog Class 1, Course 1: Introduction to Dog Massage

In this first segment of the dog course, Claire introduces you to dog massage and explains why dog massage is so good for you and your dog’s wellbeing.

Dog Class 1, Course 2: Principles of Dog Massage

In this second segment of the dog course, Claire teaches you the three Principles for Doggie Massage: Trust, Intention, and Breath.

Dog Class 1, Course 3: Techniques for Dog Massage

In this third segment of the dog course, Claire shows you how to apply three safe and simple techniques to massage your dog.

Help Furry Friends In Need

We invite our community to participate in the Dumb Friends League’s 27th Furry Scurry, which will be virtual this year, making it possible to join from anywhere during National Pet Month (May). Although we can’t say we love the name of the organization, the Dumb Friends League does amazing work and is the largest community-based animal welfare organization and shelter in the Rocky Mountain region.

We are proud to be one of the companies supporting this event and hope you can too!

Walk, run, hike … or scurry—to help homeless pets at the Furry Scurry, the Dumb Friends League’s signature fundraising event. Colorado’s favorite dog walk is going virtual this year, which means participants can walk anywhere and anytime, while making a difference in the lives of animals in need. “Animals need us now more than ever,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. So, lace up those sneakers and get ready to scurry!

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