New Years Pet Resolutions

January 3, 2013

As 2012 has come to a close we begin to look back at what we have and haven’t accomplished over the past year. It’s a common tradition to make a New Year’s Resolution for yourself. You may think that you need to live a healthier lifestyle by exercising more and eating better, or maybe you’re a procrastinator and want to become more action-oriented.

We don’t often make New Year’s resolutions for anyone other than ourselves, but isn’t it time for New Year’s resolutions for our pets? For example, if we have a weight problem that we would like to solve we can say we’re going to cut out sweets and fatty foods. Our pets can’t do that, but we as pet owners can help them on their path to a useful New Year’s resolution.

Just like humans, pets need to exercise often to stay fit. So if you’ve found that your pet is becoming a bit less active than they used to be, help them get back on track by exercising them more or by hiring a professional pet sitter or dog walker to maintain their daily routine . If you’ve found that your pet is eating more than they used to, change their food to a healthier choice of kibble or wet-food, or make sure you’re not over-feeding them with things such as treats and table scraps.

There are other resolutions that can also help your pet enjoy the New Year. Grooming is another one of the activities, like ample exercise, that we often allow our pets to go too long without. It is an easy thing to forget because it is not ourselves that we are grooming, but pets need to be cleaned too. These ideas are just a jumping off point. If you have any more ideas submit them in the comments section.

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