Pet mother: love that transcends species

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If you are pet motherbe it a cat, dog, rabbit, birds or others, you know that this is a responsibility accompanied by a lot of love, affection and dedication.

After all, taking care of a pet is no easy task, as we are talking about a lifetime! And the Mothers Day It's the perfect date to honor all the pet mothers who are so dedicated to their four-legged children.

Continue reading, as we will explain why a pet mother is a mother and how to celebrate this special date alongside your pet.

When is Mother's Day?

Like other commemorative dates in Brazil, Mother's Day does not have a fixed date on the calendar. However, its celebration takes place on the second Sunday of May. And, specifically in 2023it will be on May 14th.

After all, why is a pet's mother also a mother?

All the love, companionship and good that these animals provide, mean that they are welcomed as if they were children.

Therefore, being a pet mother is an important and challenging role. There are countless daily tasks, from feeding and taking care of your pets' hygiene, to taking them to the vet and teaching them how to behave properly.

Additionally, pet moms are experts at reading their pets' signals, and know when something is wrong or when their pet needs something specific.

They are always available to comfort, protect and guide their animals, regardless of the circumstances.

Release of oxytocin, the love hormone

Pet mother with her cat and dog and human child

Research has already shown that oxytocin is released in several animal species, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, rats and even fish. Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the brain and released into the bloodstream.

It is often referred to as the “love hormone” or “happiness hormone” because it is released during positive social interactions, such as physical contact with another person or pet. It also has physical effects on the body, such as reducing stress and blood pressure.

Furthermore, according to studies carried out with dog owners, the hormones released when interacting with furry dogs are the same as those released when interacting with human babies.

6 reasons for you to become a pet mother

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  1. Awesome company: A pet can be a great companion, especially for people who live alone or have a sedentary lifestyle.
  2. Unconditional love: Pets are known for their unconditional love, which can be a source of joy and emotional comfort.
  3. Mental health: Caring for a pet can help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improve self-esteem and a sense of purpose.
  4. Exercise: Many pets, like dogs, need daily exercise, which can encourage people to exercise more, too.
  5. Teaches responsibility: Caring for a pet teaches responsibility and can help children develop social skills.
  6. Help an animal in need: Adopting an animal from a shelter can help save a life and provide a loving home for an animal in need of care.

Mother's Day: how to celebrate with your pet

Celebrate the Mothers Day Having a pet is a very special and rewarding experience. Check out some ideas below to celebrate this special day together with your beloved pet:

  • Take a walk in the park: Take your pet for a nice walk in the park and enjoy nature together.
  • Spa Day: Nothing better than relaxing, take the opportunity to schedule a relaxing bath and grooming for your dog or a Pet Sitter for your cat or rabbit and a spa day for you.
  • Favorite food: If the weather permits, have a picnic with your pet in the park or in the backyard. Prepare the foods you really like and enjoy the moment.
  • Photoshoot: How about scheduling a professional photo session with you and your pet? These photos will be great Mother's Day souvenirs and you can have fun together during the session.
  • Play day: Spend time playing with your pet. Use interactive toys or teach him new tricks.
  • Donation: Take advantage of the opportunity to make a donation to an institution that helps animals in need in your pet's name. This is a way to share the love and help make the world a better place for all animals.

How to give a gift to your pet’s mother?

Gifting your pet's mother is a loving way to show gratitude and love on Mother's Day. Here are some gift suggestions:

  • Customized products
  • Pet-themed clothing and accessories
  • Decoration items
  • Flower arrangements from Cobasi
  • Photo reveals of the mother and her pet

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Finally, we wish a Happy Mothers Day for all pet mothers in the world.