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Reasons to Be Thankful for Dogs

November 15, 2020

Thanksgiving isn’t far off now! In a hectic year like this, it’s more important than ever to remember to be thankful for the good things in our lives. Our canine pals certainly rank pretty high on that list! In this article, a Fort Collins, CO vet lists some reasons to be thankful for Fido. 


One of the best things about dogs is the fact that they’re so dedicated to their human pals. Fido wants nothing more than to stay by your side 24/7. Our furry friends also often push themselves–and even put themselves at risk–to help their humans. That unwavering devotion is truly special! 


Our four-legged buddies have been protecting our homes, farms, and livestock for centuries. While not all pups are natural guard dogs, even the friendliest pooch often barks to let his people know there’s someone at the door. Fido also has often alerted his humans to other dangers, such as fires, snakes, and, of course, squirrels. 


Our canine companions can be, well, a bit goofy. It’s always super cute to watch a playful pooch running after a stuffed animal, or just bounding and splashing around in water. Fido can also learn some pretty amusing tricks, like Roll Over or Shake Paw . The way dogs just keep us smiling with their adorable antics is definitely something we appreciate.


If you stop and think about it, we can actually learn quite a lot from our canine buddies. Fido has a way of reminding us to explore our world a bit, and check out new places. He’s also a great inspiration of the importance of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Our furry pals are always happy to stop and smell the roses, and just live for the moment. We’re very grateful for that doggy wisdom!


Fido isn’t shy about showing his affection. Some pooches get so happy when they see their humans that they do little dances, or wag their tails so hard their hips shake. Dogs also have a way of just sticking close to their owners, and offering them comfort, support, and cuddles. That special bond we form with our pets is a beautiful thing, and is really something to be thankful for. 

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Moore Animal Hospital, your Fort Collins, CO animal clinic. Please reach out if ever we can be of assistance. 

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