April 11th is National Pet Day!
National Pet Day was founded back in 2006 by Colleen Paige, a strong advocate for animal welfare. She felt that there were always so many pets in shelters looking for homes and deserved love too! She helped "Don't shop! Adopt! become the new motto for this holiday.
Our pets are more than just our favorite furry heart melters, they also have been shown to help lower our stress levels, and contribute to improved overall cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Today spend some extra time to return the favor and play with your pets and feed them some extra treats!