New year, new you! Your pet wants resolutions too, you know! Make this the year that you make your pet’s health a priority, and enhance your bond with them during the process. We have three simple tips for you to get your pet in tip-top shape this year. We have a feeling you’ll benefit from these tips too.
Know your pet’s health like the back of your hand.
What does your pet eat? How much does your pet eat? Be aware of your pet’s nutrition so you can keep her at a healthy weight and so she can get the appropriate nutrients for her lifestyle. Nutrition affects more than just weight. A proper diet can help to maintain your pet’s cognitive function, energy level, and more. Don’t overdo it with treats and table scraps. Monitor your pet’s intake, and talk to our office about your pet’s nutrition at your next appointment.
Get moving, together!
More than half of dogs and 60 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Just like humans, animals that carry around excess weight are at increased risk of developing many different health problems, like arthritis, diabetes, and more. Walk your dog regularly. Play with your cat using laser pointers and other toys. The more your pet moves, the more you’ll move, and the healthier you both will be.
Focus on preventive care. Remember, we offer wellness plans!
Veterinary visits are down, and preventive illnesses are up. Those two are clearly associated. Your pet ages about seven times faster than you do. If your dog goes one year without seeing us for a preventive care exam, that’s the equivalent of you not seeing your doctor at all for seven years. Don’t wait until your pet is exhibiting signs of illness before you decide to visit our office. If you catch problems early through regular preventive exams (twice a year is best), not only will your pet likely have a better outcome, but you’ll probably save money, too.
If you have questions or need to get your pet on the right track, please be sure to contact us today!