Resolve to be a better puppy parent this year!
Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited to see what the new year has in store. I love this time of year, I’m still coming down from the happy high of the holidays and I’m filled with the hope that comes with a new year. While I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore, I do seem to make an extra effort around the new year to be the best me I can be. This includes being a better parent to all of my pups!
What about you? How will you be better to your pet this year? If you don’t already have resolutions, might I suggest resolving the following 2015:
Resolution #1: Take better care of your pups teeth
Oral care is extremely important for anyone, but few rarely think of their pup’s dental care on a consistent basis. Are you doing all you can to keep your dog’s choppers squeaky clean? Learn more about canine dental care at ASPCA: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/ten-steps-your-dogs-dental-health
Resolution #2: Be more proactive in tending to your pup’s health
Taking your dog’s well-being one step further, ask yourself: Could you spot if your pup was suffering from a major ailment, like IVDD? Could you perform CPR on your dog if you had to? It’s never a bad time to brush up on your pet nursing skills– you never know when you’re going to need them.
Resolution #3: Share your dog
You know how amazing your pooch is, but there are plenty of others that can benefit from you and your dog’s benevolence. Volunteer your pup for pet therapy at your local elementary school, assisted living or nursing care facility, or hospital.
Resolution #4: Give your dog quality foods and toys
Take a look at the ingredients in your dog’s food. Are you giving your pup the absolute best food to maintain a healthy life? Invest in better, healthy food and you’ll get a better, healthier dog. It’s that simple.
Resolution #5: Be a better friend to your dog
Your dog is a loyal, loving ball of hair. Is your friendship mutual? You can never spend too much time with your pup, and you can never show your dog too much affection in love. Remember that in the new year– and every year!