We recently ran a competition in a bid to find the nation's smiliest pet. As part of the competition we asked entrants to tell us how they kept their pet happy and healthy. There were some fanstastic answers and we have collated our favourites to share with you :)
"Scout is always a happy boy, although he was born almost totally blind, he enjoys life to the full. Scout was rescued from a pound when he was just a puppy and he is now an ambassador for one of the three rescues that helped to save his life and loves to attend fundraisers to help to raise money to help dogs just like him. Happiness for Scout is to meet new friends and to greet each day with a wagging tail."
"He was in a poor state when we first adopted him having suffered from mange and also having contracted kennel cough but with good food, good veterinary care and a lot of love, he is now a very healthy dog."
"Bruce is always on the go....behaves like a toddler and would never let you ignore him. He is always a happy chappy whose soft as anything. Loves and is obsessive of his toys always seeking out new ones on his walks. I think the local primary school have run out of balls! :) He drives us mental but we love him. This picture is of him enjoying dogfest last year in guildford with a prize I won."
"He is part of our family and we wouldnt have him any other way. Boo by name and soft in nature."
"I take Odie for walks everyday to make sure he is happy. I also keep his mind active by teaching him new tricks!"
"Odie can : Sit, lie down, give you his paw, high 5 you and speak on command. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?"
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
"Blossom's fed on healthy homemade meals of fresh meat, veg and grains. She has scrambled egg occasionally for a treat.
"I believe in varying her walking regime to keep her excited and inquisitive, she even came with up to Scotland with us on a recent holiday and she had the best time! Oh and she gets LOTS of tennis ball time! That's the only thing she really cares about!"
"Sheba is 17, she loves to chill out, we feed her small meals 3 times daily, and try to keep her away from the donuts!! Her favourite thing is to me stroked on the tummy, and she also likes to hold paws in bed at nightime!"
"We would do anything to make her happy, she is a rescue cat and we have only had her a couple of years, but she has made a huge impact on our lives."
West Highland Terrier/Scottish Terrier Cross
"Mutley spends most of his day running around our garden chasing flies with our other dog or napping/cuddling with us. He loves playing tug of war and the occasional cheesy treat! He isn't too keen on his baths but he smells amazing afterwards."
"Mutley is always smiling, especially when you are giving him tummy tickles!"