You’ll probably make resolutions that you will struggle with after the first week. So, how about making some for your furry friends that will be a cinch to keep and they’ll be happy, healthy and safe throughout the year. What is more important than that? The Humane Society of the United States has some good suggestions.
- Toss out those old toys with the stuffing hanging out and replace them with new ones.
- Have you checked their treats lately? Toss any that are over three months old.
- Turn off the TV and get down and play more. Good exercise for both of you. Take more walks!
- Take your dog on a day trip. Just running on the beach or playing in the snow can be exhilarating.
- Try new games. Mental exercise like playing hide and seek can stimulate them to learn new things.
- Have a heart-to-heart talk with your pet while snuggling. Just hearing our voice is soothing and makes them feel good.
- Socialize your dog. Meeting other dogs and people keeps their brain happy. If you have guests over, a dog that likes people is fun to be around.
- Make sure vaccinations are up-to-date to prevent illness. And update identification on both tags and microchips to ensure a safe return should they become lost.
Most of all, spend more time with them. This resolution should be number one on your list!
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