The New Year is a chance for us to set New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. Whether it’s losing weight or going to the gym more often, we all want to make promises that can make us better individuals. This 2021, consider writing New Year’s resolutions for your pet too. It will not only benefit them, but it can be useful for you as well.

Here are 5 Great New Year’s Resolutions For You Pet

Improve Their Diet

If your furry buddy seems fluffier and getting on the heavy side, then it’s time to get serious about weight loss and following a healthy diet. Overfeeding or having too many sugary treats can cause weight gain.

As pet obesity is on the rise, feeding your cats and dogs with nutrition-packed meals should be a part of your New Year’s resolution for your pet. Consult your vet if you need help on a suitable diet plan. And if losing weight is on your own New Years resolution list, join them on a healthy eating plan (for humans).

More Walks

Dogs need their daily walks. So, if you haven’t been taking them out regularly, it’s time to start this routine. Walking offers numerous benefits for your dogs and it’s excellent for your health too. Walking is an enjoyable form of cardio exercise that can help you both relax, burn some calories and breathe fresh air. And it’s a great time to spend time with your furry friend. 

Teach Old Dogs (and Cats) New Tricks

Stimulate your pet’s mind and challenge them with new tricks. Dogs and cats can learn behaviours and skills at any age. Take a class together and train them continuously to perform tricks. You’d be surprised how many they can do within the year.

Have Regular Playtime

Playtime with your pets allows you to enrich their lives and form a deeper bond. Think of fun activities that you can both enjoy. Dogs love a good game of fetch and catching a frisbee. Hide (healthy) treats all over the house and encourage your dog to find them. Throw a toy and watch your feline friend chase and leap over it. Be creative with games and choose the ones that can also keep you moving so you can even squeeze in some exercise for yourself.

Brush Their Chompers

Dental disease affects nearly 85% of cats and dogs over 3 years of age. Just like humans, dogs and cats need to have healthy teeth and gums. Poor dental care can cause many health issues such as painful swollen gums, bad breath and tooth loss.

Start the year by introducing a dental hygiene routine. Brush your pet’s teeth once a night and build up the number of times gradually. Provide a lot of positive reinforcement as you take care of those pearly whites.

Make New Year’s Resolutions For Your Pet This 2021

Making New Year’s resolutions for your pets shows how much you want to include them in your everyday life and future activities. As a pet parent, you also want to set goals that will make your adorable animal babies live a healthy and happy life.

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Updated: 27/12/2020

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