Make Your Pet's Life Better in the New Year With These Resolutions for Pets
If, this year, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to give your pet a better life, then consider the following New Year’s Resolutions for pets. These resolutions only involve minor adjustments to your daily routine and promise to strengthen your bond with your pet while making his or her life all the better.
6 New Year's Resolutions to Improve Your Pet's Life
1. Increase Exercise
Exercise is one of the best things for your pet’s physical and mental health. Exercise activities enrich pets’ daily lives while also helping to manage your pet’s weight and stave off heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other weight-related health problems.
2. Get Healthier With a Better Diet
Proper nutrition and caloric intake form a primary foundation for your pet’s health. Schedule a nutritional counseling appointment to provide your pet with a personalized diet designed to meet their nutritional and caloric needs while also addressing certain health problems.
3. Play More
Play enriches your pet’s life, reduces stress, and helps them burn off energy. Plus, it bonds them to you.
4. Learn New Tricks
Both dogs and cats benefit from training sessions where they learn manners and new tricks. Sign up for a local or online training class or simply work more with your pet, using positive reinforcement training.
5. Focus on Wellness and Preventative Care
Wellness and preventative care are essential to preserving your pet’s good health. Pets should visit the veterinarian regularly (once a year for healthy adult pets and more frequently for seniors, puppies, and kittens) for routine wellness and preventative care. Additionally, talk to your veterinarian about your pet’s dental health and consider scheduling a cleaning to protect them from the dangers of periodontal disease.
6. Get a Pet Microchip
No one plans on losing their pet, but it, unfortunately, still happens all of the time. If your pet doesn’t already have a microchip, we strongly encourage you to resolve to get your pet microchipped in 2023. Pet microchips significantly increase the odds of being reunited with your pet if they become lost or stolen.
Start Your Pet's Year Right With a Wellness Exam and Preventative Care Appointment
To ensure your pet starts the year off on the right paw, we welcome you to schedule an appointment at Animal Wellness Center in Wisconsin. We can check your pet for signs of new health concerns while ensuring they are well-protected from preventable illnesses and parasites.