You can instantly add a something extra to just about anything you photograph if you get up close
For portraits and pet photos you can get more detail in your shot by getting closer to your subject.
Take a few steps forward to get in close to your subject or use the camera’s zoom if you can’t get physically closer. Fill the viewfinder with your subject and then shoot. Not only will your subject look great but you will remove excess background from the image which generally removes unnecessary and unwanted detail.