New Years Pet Resolutions

New Years Pet Resolutions

new years pet resolutionsWhy not pledge to change things up a bit this year and create a list of new years pet resolutions. While most of us are spending time dreaming up ways to address human resolutions we would like to encourage you to address some resolutions for your pets. These resolutions would not be possible without our full commitment and pledge to ensure our pets will have a happier healthier 2015. These are just a few suggestions for you to consider adding to your list this year.

TAKE SOME NEW ADVENTURES TOGETHER

Mix up your weekday walks, pick a new route or venture out in a different direction. Find a new dog park.  Do some research on some dog friendly hiking spots in your area and try a new one every month.

SCHEDULE EXERCISE TIMES

Try to find ways to exercise your cat for no less than 5 min, using a new toy or play a game to stimulate their bodies and minds. For dogs, at least 30 min dedicated to playing with their favorite toy or test out a new one is recommended. This can vary depending on their age and physical  condition. Check out your local dog classes, there are many different types  you could register for in the new year.

CREATE A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN FOR YOUR CAT OR DOG

If you know your pet needs to lose weight make an appointment with one of our veterinarians to find out what their ideal weight should be. We are part of the Purina Pet Slim down Project and can help you get started with this as well as monitor your pets weight loss progress. Please contact the clinic for more information.

MAINTAIN YOUR PETS ENVIRONMENT

Keep the litter-box clean, clean up after your dog, wash dishes after each use, launder bedding and toys that are washable. Keep the areas that your pet uses clear of unsafe objects and clutter.

MAINTAIN YOUR PETS HEALTH

Keep all vaccinations current, schedule regular health exams to ensure your pet is healthy and have regular recheck exams when your pet is on medications to ensure they are on the correct dosage and the medication is working well for your pet. Using a flea preventative treatment and regular deworming will keep your pet healthier and happier. Keeping up with regular grooming and nail trims will help prevent mats in the fur and overgrown nails.

MOST OF ALL HAVE A HEALTHY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

 

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