THU, 22 DEC 2016 BY LINDA ROSADO
Year after year, we go through the process of making a tried-and-true list of promises, whether to improve our health or change our attitudes towards work and relationships, only to abandon them by February.
This time, though, bringing your pets into the mix can increase the likelihood of you achieving your goals while improving their health and happiness. Take a look at some of our favorite resolutions.
LET’S GET PHYSICAL
Scheduling an annual (bi-annual for dogs over ten years old) physical check-up for your dog can help you stay abreast of any impending health issue that could affect your dog. Since you’re already in the scheduling mood, it can also serve a reminder to get a checkup of your own.
Take some time each week to make sure your pooch is getting ample playtime around other dogs at the dog park. Not only will it improve your pet’s mood, but they also get exercise. This will also give you a chance to meet and socialize with people from around the neighborhood.
KEEP AN EYE ON DIETS
The holiday season is a trap for going overboard on rich foods, and the same can easily happen to your pets. Keep a sharp eye on the amount of food you’re feeding your pets each day and limit the amount of treats they receive, too. Also, table scraps can be enticing, but use some restraint and keep the Christmas ham to a minimum. That goes for you, too.
Having a fitness and wellness partner in crime can not only help improve the health of your dog, but the positive effects will be passed onto you. Sounds like a win-win, no?
DOGIPOT® encourages every dog owner to do what he or she can to provide the best lifestyle for their furry friends, so whether that’s a daily visit to your nearest dog park, or a vigorous workout regimen that whips both of you into top shape, we have a host of pet products to help your dog achieve their New Year’s goals.