New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

The holiday season is coming to an end and the New Year is right around the corner! You may be scrambling to finalize all your end-of-the-year plans, but have you thought of any New Year’s resolutions? No, not just for you, but for you and your pet! That’s right – you don’t have to keep your goals for just yourself. A new, fresh routine can be good for both you and your furry friend! Check out these ideas from your Woodbridge VA veterinarian below.

 

Try a New Activity (with Your Pet)
If you’re looking to be more active, who better to do it with than your pet? If you have a hyper, fun-loving dog, it’s easy to integrate them into your exercise routine of walking, jogging, running, and hiking. It’s also a great way to bond, as well as increase their training.

 

Better Your Oral Hygiene (with Your Pet)
It’s extremely important for people to keep up with their appointments to the dentist, so apply that to both you and your pet. Animals can also easily suffer from tooth decay, tooth loss, and infections, so be sure to maintain a healthy dental diet for them, too. Don’t hesitate to ask us on tips for improving their pearly whites if you’re unsure of where to start.

 

Learn New Things (with Your Pet)
If you’re looking to pick up a new hobby in the New Year, do the same for your pet, too! Teaching your pet new tricks and practicing the ones that they already know are great ways to improve mental stimulation. This way, your pet can stay sharp, even in their old age.

 

Practice Preventive Care (with Your Pet)
If one of your resolutions were to take better care of yourself, be sure to add your pet to that list, as well. It’s important to bring them to their yearly examinations to our office to continue top preventive care since pets can suffer from diabetes, arthritis, and obesity as they get older and potentially more sluggish. Work to keep you both in tip-top shape in 2019!

 

If you’re looking for more ways to improve your pet’s lifestyle, then call our office at (571) 285-1855 to schedule a check-up with your Woodbridge VA veterinarian. We can’t wait to see the improvements of your furry friend in the new year!

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