Happy Tail Waggin' New Year!

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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