Pets New Year ResolutionKeith
Doing more exercise is a great way to start the new year for both you and your pet. Even if you already have a strict regime of walking the dog, there’s often room for exercise improvement. Why not try a different activity to keep things exciting, like doggie yoga – DOGA – , a new craze from the USA.
Cats often get overlooked in the exercise stakes, especially indoor cats. When we’re cosy and warm inside with the cat snuggled on our lap, it’s easy to forget that our moggy needs to be mobile too. Luckily there is no shortage of cat toys to get them moving; the laser mouse is often a favourite and the classic feathers-on-a-string is still popular.
Introducing new toys is always a good idea and this is part of fulfilling another resolution – fun & play. If you lead a busy life, it can be difficult to spend quality time with your four-legged friends. But try to put more time aside to play games together, and you’ll see how much it can benefit both of you and strengthen your relationship.
The best resolutions come with balance, especially in the case of diet. Cutting out snacks isgood. Many of us are guilty of reaching for the treat drawer too often – treats should be special, and something your pet looks forward to, not expects. And why not introduce a little more variety into your furry friend’s diet, be that a mix of wet and dry food, or trying new varieties.
Hand-in-hand with the balanced diet is the regular health check. You may be conscientious with your visits to the vet, but many of us can leave it longer than we ought to take our precious pets for a routine check-up. But this tardiness can mean ailments are not nipped in the bud when they should be.
So eat, drink, and be merry through the festive season only, ready for a healthy, happy, invigorating new year for you and your pet.