The new year is here and that means it is time to make a few resolutions. Experts say that our resolutions are often best carried out when we have a partner. And we can’t think of any better partner than our pets! It’s far easier to keep a promise to a loved one than to ourselves. That’s why this year you should make a few resolutions that work for both you and your pet.
Our Top 7 Resolutions for You & Your Pet:
Try a New Activity
Getting active is usually the first resolution that comes to mind in the new year. Why not include your pet? From walking, hiking, swimming, or obstacle training, there are so many awesome ways to get active with your pet. Find something that works for you, your pet and your schedule and have fun!
Measure Your Food
It’s easy to eyeball both our food and our pets food. However, this practice can easily cause us to have proportions that are far too big. Look on the back of your pet’s food bag and talk to your vet about exactly how much they should eat
Eat for your Age
As we age our metabolisms decline and our nutritional needs change. This is also true for our pets. Choosing a diet tailored to our particular life stage is a way to make sure that we are all in optimal health.
Have More Playtime
It can be hard to try to start a workout routine and that’s okay. But trying to add just a little bit more playtime in your routine everyday can be extremely beneficial. From tug-of-war, string toys for cats and fetch, there are tons of ways you can add more playtime to your day.
Keep Up With Your Doctors
What’s great for both you and your pet is to make sure to get regular check ups. Early detection is key for conditions like arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and more. That’s why it’s always good to see your doctor and make regular check ups with your vet for your best health.
Grooming is Important
It’s important to make sure that you have regular haircuts and hygiene. It’s also good to make sure your pet does as well. Plus, it helps distribute oils from the skin to the fur, keeping the coat shiny and healthy.
Kick Up Your Oral Hygiene
Brushing twice daily and flossing is something we all should resolve to try and do. It’s important to include our pets in the daily dental routine as well. Keep plaque at bay with toothpaste only for pets and teeth cleaning chews.
It’s always good to share your resolutions with your best friend. A little extra accountability can make your goals easier to obtain. Do you have any resolutions you want to keep with your pet this year? If so, let us know about them in the comments below or on a Facebook page. Also, don’t forget to contact us to help care for your precious pup while you’re away from home.