A new year gives us a chance to create resolutions that we want to stick to! Whether it’s exercising more, eating healthier, or saving more money, we spend the first few days of every year planning for the new year. What about our pets? They depend on us to create goals, keep them healthy, and take the best care of them. Today, we have some new year’s resolutions to help your pet get healthier than ever.

More walks, please!

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet’s weight was normal when it was actually overweight or obese. It’s time to manage your pet’s food and get them back in shape! Longer walks will not only help manage your pet’s weight and keep them happy; it’s good for you too!

Dogs love adventures.

Dogs love to go on their usual walk around your neighborhood, but they love adventures even more! Whether it’s a lovely trail, a beautiful dog park, or a dog-friendly hike – your dog will love you for taking them somewhere new! Not to mention, adventure is great for the mind and body! Los Gatos is a beautiful city with tons of dog-friendly options, explore with your furry best friend.

Give your pets more attention this year.

Work, life, technology, social media, and other distractions can sometimes take attention away from our little loved ones. This year, put down the phone, turn off the TV, and make sure to give your pet the attention and love they deserve. There is always time to watch your favorite TV show, but this year be sure to provide them with the extra 30-60 minutes of attention when you can. They’ll love you for it!

Make your pet’s health a priority.

As we’ve stated in the past, we want to see your pet at least once a year! Like you, it’s important that your pet sees a doctor for routine checkups, as well as maintains a strict vaccination schedule. Focusing on your pet’s health lets us treat them in precaution mode instead of reaction mode. In the long-run, you’ll spend a lot less money keeping them healthy than healing them from an illness.

Groom, groom, groom!

You know that feeling you get when you take a nice shower, brush your teeth, and get ready for a night out? Your pet’s love it too! This year, help them feel their best by getting into the routine of brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, bathing them, and brushing as often as possible. A clean pet is a happy pet.

If you have any more questions about making 2017 your pet’s best year yet, we’re here to help. Please contact us to make an appointment today!