Resolutions for People With Dogs

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions this year? It’s always good to revisit your personal goals, and perhaps set new priorities for the coming year. Why not include your canine buddy in your new goals for 2018? Read on as a Marietta, GA vet lists some resolutions for people with dogs.

Play With Fido Regularly

No matter how many toys your pet has, chances are his favorite form of entertainment is you! Spend time every day playing with your furry pal. This will help your pooch stay in shape, and will also benefit him both mentally and physically. Plus, we’re pretty sure it will be fun for you, too. After all, it’s hard not to smile when watching a playful pooch bound after his favorite toy!

Provide Proper Veterinary Care

Most of our canine pals need to come in at least once a year, though some dogs may need more frequent appointments. We recommend that all dogs be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and kept up to date with their exams, vaccinations, and parasite control products. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. At home, keep an eye out for signs of illness. Contact your vet right away if you notice anything amiss.

Learn Something New

Did you know that many dogs actually enjoy learning new things? All of our canine friends should know basic doggy obedience commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. If your furry buddy has these mastered, more on to advanced training, or show him some fun tricks.

Offer Lots of Toys

Keep Fido entertained—and out of mischief—by offering him lots of fun playthings. Keep your canine companion’s age, size, and preferences in mind when you go shopping. For instance, chew toys are great for puppies, while a senior dog may prefer a puzzle toy that dispenses treats.

Don’t Skimp On Belly Rubs

The time we have with our furry best friends can pass much too quickly. Fido really wants nothing more than to spend time with his favorite human. Spend quality time with your four-legged buddy this year. Pet him, play with him, and take him for long walks.

Do you have questions or concerns about your dog’s health or care? Contact us, your local Marietta, GA pet hospital, today! We look forward to providing your beloved pet with excellent care in 2018 and beyond!