We are well into 2012, and by now we’re finding out just how easy, or difficult, it is to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. Somewhere on most of our lists we’ll find resolutions to improve our health, eat better, exercise more and perhaps lose weight. Hopefully you included your pets when making your resolutions. If not, it’s not too late to begin. Here are some of our tips on how to make your pet’s life better in 2012.
- Dental care is something that pet owners sometimes neglect. If your dog allows, you can brush its teeth regularly or, in the alternative, provide dental chews recommended by your vet. You’ll also want to schedule a tooth cleaning with the vet.
- Take a walk with your dog every day and consider broadening your walk circuit. It’ll be a great way for you to improve your own health, and bond with your dog. With cats, you may not be able to walk them, but you can engage them in play and help them to exercise in that way.
- Looking good helps with feeling good! Groom your dog or cat regularly and take care of the paws too. If necessary, schedule a trip to the groomer to trim the nails. To insure skin and coat health (as well as overall nutrition), we encourage you to add The Missing Link “Ultimate Skin and Coat” to your dog’s diet and “Ultimate Feline” to your cat’s diet.
- Does your pet’s diet provide everything that is needed? Is your pet overweight? Are foods on the store shelf good for your pet? These are questions you can take to your vet when you schedule an annual physical exam. We encourage you to provide the best food you can, and feed on a schedule recommended by your vet for a healthy weight. We also encourage you to read about The Missing Link supplements to find out how you can make up for what may be missing in your pet’s diet.
- Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions was to give more alone time to yourself. We hope you will share some of this alone time with your pet. Whether you go for a drive, a walk, or just spend time petting or talking to your pet, it benefits you both and helps you develop a strong, lasting, trusting relationship.
Wishing you and your pets a great 2012, and much success in keeping your resolutions going strong all year.