The New Year is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start making your resolutions. When you sit down to write your New Year’s resolutions this year, remember that you can include your resolutions for your pet, as well. Since your furry friend can’t write, it’s up to you to make sure he is healthy and happy in the New Year—and for many more years to come. Resolve to keep your regular appointments with your Scottsdale veterinarian, and think of activities the two of you can do together to strengthen your bond. Read on to learn what resolutions you can make this New Year for you and your pet.
Measure Your Pet’s Food
Many pets are more than happy to eat the food you put in front of them, even if it’s a little bit too much than they need. If your pet is overweight or obese, it could be due to them being overfed. Instead of eyeballing how much food you give your pet, use a measuring cup every time to make sure they get the right amount. This can help prevent your pet from taking in too many calories, which can in turn lead to an overweight animal with the ensuing health problems.
Try Something New
You may be thinking of ways to incorporate more exercise into your routine this New Year, perhaps by taking up jogging, hiking, or yoga. There are plenty of ways for you to get active, and you may be more inclined to do so if you can bring your dog along. Get yourself a new pair of hiking boots and hit the trails with your four-legged friend, or join a meet-up group to find activities for pet owners and their pals in your area. You can make new friends this way, and your animal will be happy to socialize with other creatures his own size.
Don’t forget to include visiting Horizon Animal Hospital in Scottsdale for routine checkups on your list of New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet. Contact us at (480) 800-4559 to schedule an appointment. We provide quality veterinary care for your pets as though they were our own.
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