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New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

You might not be the only one who needs to focus on losing weight, breaking a sweat or getting organized in the new year—your pet could benefit from your New Year’s resolutions, too. Let's set some paw'sitive resolutions for pet owners this year!

Feed Healthier Diet and Treats to Pets
No more table scraps. Stick to a good quality kibble for your pet and offer some healthier snack options, such as carrots, apples or homemade pet treats.

Brush Pet’s Teeth Daily
A daily brushing helps eliminate tartar, prevent dental disease and protect your pet’s overall health. Annual dental checkups will be easier on both you and your pet.

Attend Training or Obedience Classes
Your dog doesn’t have to be rowdy to attend training or obedience classes. Many dogs enjoy the challenge and the bonding time gained from attending these classes with their owners. A refresher course every couple of years is also recommended by training experts.

Spend More Quality Time with Pets
Plan on making more time for your pets to cuddle, play and simply bond, perhaps by binge-watching a favorite TV show on the couch together. Studies show a little extra TLC goes a long way toward health and happiness.

Write a Bucket List for Senior Pets
What do you think your senior pet wants to do before crossing the Rainbow Bridge? Make the last phase of your pet’s life memorable by compiling—and completing—a list of activities that will have his tail wagging and your heart soaring.

Walk Dogs Daily
We can all pack on pounds during the holiday season. Exercising is always more fun with a friend, so head outdoors with Fido and get your heart rate up.