It’s that time of year again! The ball is about to drop in Times Square, the celebrations are about to begin, and people across the country are jotting down their resolutions for the New Year. With 2013 just hours away, VetDepot is encouraging owners to include their pets in their resolutions for a happier, healthier new year.
Commit to More Exercise: An easy way to bump up physical activity is to commit to daily dog walks. It’s harder to skip daily activity when that sweet pup is expecting his evening walk. This resolution will benefit both dog and owner.
Shed Those Extra Pounds: Weight loss is a popular goal this time of year, but being overweight isn’t just a problem for people. For pet parents with an overweight canine or feline companion, getting rid of those extra pounds is a great goal for the New Year. Owners can help their pet achieve a healthy weight by encouraging activity, giving out fewer treats and following their vet’s weight loss advice.
Resolve Not to Skip the Vet: Annual veterinary exams contribute to the overall wellness of a pet. An annual checkup makes it possible for health conditions to be addressed early on, ensures that a pet’s vaccinations always remain up-to-date, and provides an excellent opportunity for owners to speak with a vet about any questions or concerns they have regarding their pet’s health.
Help Animals in Need: People can experience a big boost in their own mood from doing something good for others. Volunteering at a local animal shelter is a great way for animal lovers to feel better about themselves in 2013.
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