New Year's Resolutions for Dog Owners

Many of us produce a short list of New Year's resolutions in January, promising to better ourselves or pay it forward for others. Some of us with furry family members have made similar pledges to our pets.

If you’re looking to make some new year’s resolutions for your pet, here are some great ideas:

Walk Dogs Daily

We can all pack on pounds during the holidays. Exercising is always fun with a friend, so head outside with your dog and increase your heart rate.

Healthier Diet and Treats

Ask your veterinarian for food recommendations applicable for your pet’s species, age, breed and lifestyle. Feed the recommended quantity, and limit treats to small bits in limited portions, breaking up treats if you need to. Add in some healthy items, like carrots, apples and blueberries.

Teeth and Gum Health

Schedule a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment( COHAT) with your pet’s veterinarian to guarantee healthy teeth and gums. Ask your veterinarian to show you how to brush your pet’s teeth as recommended to keep illness at bay. Enzymatic chews may also help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy between veterinary cleanings.

Keep Poisonous Substances out of Reach

Thousands of claims are filed with Nationwide every time after dogs get hold of poisonous substances. Prevent these circumstances by keeping dangerous items such as drugs, household or gardening products, alcohol and poisonous plants away from your pets.

Attend Training or Obedience Classes

Your dog doesn't have to be rambunctious to attend training or obedience classes. Numerous dogs enjoy the challenge and the bonding with you. A lesson every couple of years is also recommended by training experts.

Go on an Adventure With Your Dog

Do you have an adventurous dog breed? You don’t always have to take a road trip with your companion, a visit to the original pet store to check out the latest products can be a whole lot of fun. Numerous coffee shops are now offering canine-friendly seating areas.

Spend Added Quality Time with Pets

Pet owners plan on making more time for their pets to cuddle, play and simply bond, maybe by binge-watching a favorite television show on the sofa together ( after taking that long walk). Studies show a little more TLC goes a long way toward health and happiness.

Schedule a Photo Shoot with Pets

Photo shoots aren’t just for people. You might suppose this is an expensive resolution but you might be surprised by how numerous affordable pet photographers are out there. Many also offer cheap mini sessions for you and your companion. You ’ll treasure the photos forever.


If you're wanting to help your pet get some added exercise in 2023 but just don't have the time, contact us about our dog walking package.