‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’ Celebrated National Puppy Day and It’s What We All Need Right Now

It’s always a great idea to celebrate puppies but this year, this month, it’s even more crucial.

National Puppy Day arrived on Mar. 23 during an increasingly bleaker and bleaker news cycle, and it could not have come sooner.

Diane Pol and Dr. Jan Pol of 'The Incredible Dr. Pol'
Diane Pol and Dr. Jan Pol of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol” | The Walt Disney Company/Image Group LA via Getty Images

Dr. Jan Pol of The Incredible Dr. Pol celebrated the wee canines this week on social media. Enjoy the puppy love!

Dr. Pol’s favorite dog breed

While the family, from what viewers have seen on the NatGeo WILD reality show, loves all dog breeds and has owned several, they seem to favor one more than others: the Great Dane.

Dr. Pol said on his show, “We like big dogs. When Diane and I got married, we went for the Danes, and we have had Danes ever since. They are an even-tempered and easygoing breed.”

And of course, the Netherlands-born animal doctor made a point that he feels is worth repeating because of its importance.

“I think a kid that grows up with dogs probably will make better adults, because the dog will teach the children empathy, compassion,” he said. “You just have to teach them that they can trust you and you can trust them. There’s a breed for everybody! I cannot imagine life without a dog.”

Dr. Pol’s puppy food line

The Pols recently introduced Dr. Pol Dog and Cat Food and there’s even a High Energy Active Dog and Growing Puppy formula.

Dr. Pol said on his Facebook page in December 2019, “We’re proud to introduce the first line of Dr. Pol’s Veterinarian Inspired Recipes. We hope your dogs love it as much as ours do!”

Dr. Pol said in his statement at the release of his pet food line, “I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my many years of veterinary experience, collaborating with great companies to develop an affordable and practical line of animal products that are unique to the marketplace.”

It was National Puppy Day this week and Dr. Pol had a Twitter party

National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by pet lifestyle expert, animal behaviorist, and author, Colleen Paige. Paige is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day.

According to the National Day Calendar website, “Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.  Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around!”

The veterinarian’s Twitter account announced Puppy Day by tweeting, “Happy #NationalPuppyDay! Raise your hand if you have a celebration planned for your pup whether small or grown up. We love them all.”

Another fan said, “I don’t have a puppy but I’ll celebrate for everyone who does!!! Woof Woof ARROOOOoooo!!!”

“Let’s celebrate and enjoy every moment of the day with our puppies, they deserve our care, attention and true love,” said another tweeter.

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