Happy New Year! Are you setting resolutions for 2019? If so, your furred or feathered friend will be right there with you as you strive to achieve these goals. Why not include your animal companion in your resolutions? Here, a McHenry, IL vet lists some great resolutions for pet owners.
Offer Good Toys
Just like people, pets need entertainment and stimulation. Playing is a great way to keep your animal companion from getting bored. It’s also great for them physically, as it encourages them to stay active. Offer your frisky pet lots of fun toys, and make time for regular play sessions.
Keep Your Pet Active
If you have a dog, you’ll need to walk your pooch regularly. Even if Fido has a yard to play in, the change of scenery and activity will do him good. As for Fluffy, she’s better off indoors, but you can encourage her to stay active by offering her kitty furniture and giving her lots of places to explore. Smaller pets also need supervised free time and stimulation.
Visit The Vet
Going to the doctor regularly is just as important for pets as it is for people. Most of our patients should come in at least once a year, though some pets will need more frequent visits. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Provide Little Luxuries
Sometimes small things can make a huge difference. Things like cozy beds or cages, clean litterboxes, belly rubs, treats, and regular grooming all help keep pets comfy and content.
Keep Up With Parasite Control
Parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms, are disgusting and dangerous for our animal companions. Keep up with your pet’s parasite control products.
Put Safety First
Many pets have a knack for getting into trouble. Keep your beloved pet safe! Start by petproofing and offering only safe foods. If you have a cat, keep Fluffy indoors. As for Fido, keep him leashed when you take him off your property.
Spend Time Together
Pets enrich our lives in many ways. They comfort us on bad days, keep us laughing with their adorable antics, and provide us with love, laughter, and unwavering friendship. Spend quality time with your animal friend this year!
Please feel free to contact us, your local McHenry, IL vet clinic, anytime. We are dedicated to providing great veterinary care in 2019 and for many years to come!