New year’s resolutions can be for your pets as well! As we say goodbye to 2015 and look forward to everything that 2016 has in store for us, everyone wants to start the year off right. The same can be said for our furry friends. Pets should start 2016 off on the right paw. Our canine companions need our help to ensure that this happens and what better way to kick off 2016 than with some pet new year’s resolutions!
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The vet, your pet’s best friend.
We all love our canine companions and we want them to stay healthy all year round. Annual visits to your veterinarian can help you accomplish that. These annual visits can be preventative and keep your pet healthy longer. These visits are especially crucial as your pet gets older.
The renaissance dog.
Keep your pet mentally stimulated. In 2016, teach your pet a new trick every month. If you think that is too much for your furry friend, try every other month. The older your fur baby, the more important mental stimulation becomes. Keep their mind sharp.
A well groomed pet is a happy pet.
Groom your pet daily. This will serve a couple of purposes. First of all, there will be less pet dander for you to sweep up around the house. Daily grooming is also a great bonding opportunity. You are spending quality time with your pet while also doing something for his or her well being. Grooming your pet can also distribute oils from your pet’s skin to his or her fur, keeping the coat shiny and healthy.
A balanced diet.
Don’t eyeball the amount of food you give your pet daily. To find out how much food your pet should be eating, talk to your veterinarian or look at the guidelines on your pet’s food bag. To avoid your pet becoming overweight, be mindful of serving sizes and the number of treats you dole out in 2016.
Try something new.
Include your canine companion into your workout routine. Try hiking with your dog. Not only will your pet be healthier, but you will also get to spend more time with your furry friend. It’s a win-win!
Happy New Year from DGP!
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