As the year draws to an end, it’s time to come up with a great New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet. After all, living a healthy lifestyle is a must for everyone, and as a pet owner, you should also take your pet’s life into consideration. However, if you don’t know where to improve, we’ve come up with an infographic with the best healthy New Year’s tips. Make 2018 a great year for you and your pet!
New Year?s Resolutions Ideas for You and Your Pet
1. Maintain (or Trim Down) Pet Weight
Keeping the weight of your pet in check is a must in order for them to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Even for pets, this is the season for indulgence. Try and counteract this with the following tips:
- Rrecheck eating habits
- Ask your vet for proper pet dietary advice
- Only give your pet age-appropriate food
- Measure food every feeding
2. Pay Attention to Wellness
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Just like you visit your doctor for a regular check-up, having your pet visit the vet is something you shouldn’t take for granted. As the clich? goes, “better safe than sorry.” Being able to identify health problems early is worth it.
- Visit the vet regularly
- Don?t skip checkups and shots
- Brush teeth regularly
- Brush fur and trim nails regularly
3. Explore New Activities
Taking your pet for a walk is a responsibility?every pet owner should practice. If you’re too lazy to do that, then you simply shouldn’t have a pet. Taking your pal for more walk can even help you with any personal New Year’s resolutions! Think of all that exercise.
- Incorporate pet fitness routine into yours
- Upgrade routine dog walks to hiking trails
- Massage pet limbs
4. Set up Playdates
Your pets will surely enjoy playtime with other animals. As for you, you’ll be able to socialize and improve your social skills with other pet owners as well. Joining local pet clubs or inviting friends over for playdates can:
- Stimulate mental health
- Improve canine and human social skills
5. Tags and Microchip Info
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If you’ve ever lost a pet, you know the importance of this New Year’s resolutions too well. Should the time ever come, you’ll be thankful you took the necessary precautions.
- Update all info on tags and chips
6. Teach Your Pet New Tricks
It’s a refreshing and rewarding experience for both you and your pet when you’re able to teach them a new trick.
- Buy mind-enriching toys and games
- Reward with treats for positive reinforcement
7. Clear out Old Pet Stuff
Donate any unused or less-loved toys to animal shelters. This is a great way to contribute to your community.
- Pets need to declutter too
- Dispose of old, germ-infested toys
- Buy a fresh set of leashes and collars
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There you have it! Remember, living a healthy life means living a great life, and now you have no excuse. Start the upcoming year right with these New Year’s resolutions!
Have you tried a New Year’s resolutions mentioned above before? Let us know in the comments below.