It is very common to start a new year with promises to improve one’s life in certain ways. For pet owners, it’s totally normal to include an emphasis on making their pets’ lives better. If you feel like dedicating yourself to a few pet-focused New Year’s resolutions this year, then there are different ways you can improve your pet’s wellbeing.
Take Your Pet on Regular Walks.
Make a commitment to increase both the physical and mental health of your pet by going on regular daily walks. This will have the greatest positive effect on weight and also make for a calmer pup. What a perfect way to connect with your pet even more. A lot of mental stimulation occurs for a dog on their daily walk.
Try Something New With Your Pet
Your pet loves you unconditionally, so naturally, she loves being around you every chance she gets. Show your pet how much she means to you this year by concentrating on spending more time playing with her. Pets can get bored of things just like humans can. So, why not try a new activity this year to spice things up? For instance, you can take your dog on a hike or a camping trip. Or, you can learn a new game to play with her. Either way, the new experience will spark her interest and it will be good for her health.
Groom Your Pet More Often
Grooming your pet is not only important for keeping her comfortable and her hair shiny and healthy, but it is also a good way to check for any potential issues. Make a resolution to brush your pet more often. It enables you to connect with her in a physical way and you’ll prevent a lot of that hair from showing up on your furniture. Why not schedule regular spa days in the new year? It has been said that healthy skin and fur are just as important for pets as healthy kidney, liver, and heart.
Clean Your Pet Supplies
How long has it been since you washed your pets collar and bed cover or scrubbed the food bowl? Resolve to clean your pet supplies more often in the new year. Proper hygiene is always helpful in reducing contact with infectious agents. Keeping pet supplies clean decreases the number of bacteria, which can minimise the risk of skin issues and gastrointestinal distress. Also, consider allergen-free detergent to wash pet beds, collars and leashes at least once per month, water and food bowls should be washed a few times per week.
Update Pet ID Info
A lot can change within one year, for example, people move, get new phone numbers, and forget to update their pet’s tags. Usually, they only remember once the pet is already lost. If any of your contact information has changed in the last year, you shouldn’t wait to update their tags and microchip information. It’s the best way to ensure a lost pet makes their way safely at home. Here is one option to update and optimise your Pet ID info.