With London 2012 just around the corner, it's the perfect time to get into the Olympic mood. Here at Loving Your Pet, we'll be celebrating the Olympics
with our cats and dogs - so why don't you do the same. Here is our essential guide to celebrating the Olympics with your pets!
We all did it for the Diamond Jubilee, so why not for the Olympics too? There's a plethora of Olympic-related odds and sodds on sale at the moment. Our particular favourite at the moment is this Olympic Meerkat Dog Toy. It's a super-cute, Olympic-themed dog toy that will keep your canine friend entertained for hours!
This Olympic meerkat dog toy is availble as a runner, boxer, swimmer or judo-er! Each wears it's own outfit particular to their Olympic sport. It's the perfect toy for your dog to enjoy during the Olympics.
You might find that watching the Olympics inspires you into undertaking some physical exertion...perhaps! Whilst there's no point trying to run the 200 metres in under 19 seconds, it's a great opportunity to get some exercise with your dog.
It's easy to celebrate the Olympics with your dog in the great outdoors. All it takes is some imagination and motivation. Why not set up a few canine versions of your favourite Olympic events? Do you think you can beat your dog to the gold medal position?
Whether it's in your back garden, in your lounge, in the woods or on the beach...you can easily create your own Olympic events. Here are some ideas:
It's easy to make your own 'Dog Olympics' - just use your imagination! You can always take it to the next level and use some dog agility obstacles or even make your own podium for the medal ceremony...
As the buzz of the Olympics approaches, there's bound to be some specially Olympic themed dog agility days at events in your local area.
If, like us, you are going to be watching some of the Olympics, there's a good chance you'll be sitting on the sofa with a snack waiting for your favourite event to start.
Your dog will probably fancy a nibble too - the Olympics is as good an excuse to give your dog a treat as any! We've cunningly spotted these (Good Boy) Go for Gold Munchy Medals Dog Treats on Amazon.
Each bag contains 4 medal shaped dog treats, each depicting stars and denoting 'winner' in true Olympic style. Not only are they tasty, but also help to promote your dog's dental health. They are nice and cheap and will keep your dog happy whilst you both wait for the 100m final to start!