Happy 2016!The new year is a time to set some new goals, make some changes in your life and such but, don’t forget about including your pets in these changes! Talk about a great way to bond with your fur babies! Create these goals so they include your pet and improve the both of you! Trust me, we like to be involved in EVERYTHING you humans do! I did some research during my down time at the office and stumbled upon a list of the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet (and you). I happen to love all of the ideas so I thought my readers would as well.
#10. Measure your Pets Food (and yours I suppose!) It is so easy to over feed your pets (and yourself) so measuring out all servings is a great way to control portions. You don’t want to be consuming too many calories. That’s how we get plump!
#9. Choose an Age Appropriate Diet. Make sure the diet you are feeding is formulated to give your pet all the nutrients necessary. Ya’know, they do have puppy, kitten and adult specific diets for a reason! Read, read and read! Do your research about what diet is best for your pet and of course consult with Doc Ellis for his suggestions.
#8. Try Something New! How about a new activity or adventure for you and your pet?! Seek out new hiking trails, try a training class together, find fun interactive games to play at home, the possibilities are endless my friends! This keeps everyone active and healthy and even strengthens your bond with your fur babies.
#7. Incorporate More Playtimes. I know I know, everyone is crazy busy but you can do it! Even if adding an extra ten minutes here and there is better than nothing. Try some simple, quick games, a walk, play with a favorite toy, whatever you want! Just make more time to bond with your babies.#6. Make a Date with Your Veterinarian. There is no better way to start off the year then with a visit to the doctor. This applies to humans and pets of course! Get some routine blood work done, update vaccines, discuss preventive care, discuss diet (#9 and #10 come into play here) and address any concerns you may have. Just make sure everyone is on the right path to a healthy new year!
If you ask me, those are Purrfect tips to starting the New Year right and we are only half way there! Tune in next week to hear the top 5 on the list!