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Balancing Football Season and Your Furry Friends

Summer vacations may be coming to an end, but as school starts back, so does football season. Middle school, high school, college and professional, no matter what games you watch, your weeknights and week days just got busier. With all the hustle and bustle of a new school year and a new start for your favorite team, it may be easy to forget your furry friend waiting at home. Don’t let your best bud’s care fall by the wayside as you get busy. With these simple tips, your pet will be happier than ever and may even enjoy a little alone time.

Never forget necessities.

Your pet may get lonely, but you have to make sure they still have their necessities. Food and water are easy to forget as you run out the door, but Pet Parent 101 says they always need to be available. Luckily, there are a few products that can keep you on time while keeping your pet hydrated and healthy. autofeeder

The 2-Meal Automatic Pet Feeder

Set the timer for morning and night for your cat or dog, and you don’t have to think about freeing them all day! It’s as simple as that. You can make sure your pets stay on their current schedule even if you are staying out a few late nights... platinum

The Drinkwell® Platinum Pet Fountain

This fountain is awesome. With a constant circulation of water and a reservoir on the back, you have to fill your pet’s water less often. Plug it in and feel free to go about your day knowing your pet is taken care of.

Lonely pets are reckless pets.

With all the craziness this season, you aren’t going to be able to spend that quality summer time with your pet. Make sure they have something to keep their mind stimulated, so they won’t take their loneliness out on your furniture or shoes.

The Busy Buddy® Bristle Bone® bristle bone

For lonely pups, a boring toy won’t do. This bone packs treats on each end to keep your pet hunting and chewing longer. As an added bonus, the bristles and multiple textures help clean teeth while your pet plays. Hello, fewer vet bills!

The FroliCat™ BOLT™ bolt

You know how your cat feels about laser pointers… They can chase and pounce at that laser all day, which is good for them. With this toy, you can simply set it somewhere out of reach, and quietly back out of the doorway.

Enjoy your time cheering for your favorite team without feeling pet parent guilt. With proper care and some fun toys to keep them company, they will hardly notice you have left. Just remember to give a big hug to the one patiently waiting for you when you get home!

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