New years Pet Resolutions
New years Pet Resolutions
Why 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 2017. 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. Take time to plan a pet friendly holiday. Many places now encourage pets, and will sometimes offer extra pet services like daycare, grooming, feeding, play areas and walks.
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, or are concerned they might, make an appointment with one of our veterinarians to find out what their ideal weight should be. We are able to create specific weight loss programs using Royal Canin Veterinary exclusive diets, Prescription Hills Veterinary Diets and Purina Pet Slim down Project. We can help you get started with this as well as assist you in monitoring 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. Organize your environment in a way that will allow you to enjoy spending more time with your pet (add a cat tree to your office).
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 and tick 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 2017!
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