A new year brings new opportunities to better ourselves, but it’s also important to set resolution and goals for our pets! The good news is that we can help you create goals for yourself that will also include your pet! This includes preventative care, a good diet, and more exercise and activities!
We believe in nutrition management to ensure your pet is on the proper diet by consulting our animal hospital today. We help you choose the right products to keep your pets healthy. Here are three things you can do to get you and your pet feeling your best in 2018!
- Focus on preventive health. Veterinary visits are down, and preventive illnesses are up. Those two are clearly associated. Your pet ages about seven times faster than you do. If your dog goes one year without seeing us for a preventive care exam, that’s the equivalent of you not seeing your doctor at all for seven years. Don’t wait until your pet is exhibiting signs of illness before you decide to visit our office. If you catch problems early through regular preventive exams (twice a year is best), not only will your pet likely have a better outcome, but you’ll probably save money, too.
- Get moving and create some memories. More than half of dogs and 60 percent of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Just like humans, animals that carry around excess weight are at increased risk of developing many different health problems, like arthritis, diabetes, and more. Walk your dog regularly. Play with your cat using laser pointers and other toys. The more your pet moves, the more you’ll move, and the healthier you both will be.
- Stay dialed into your pet’s health. What does your pet eat? How much does your pet eat? Be aware of your pet’s nutrition so you can keep her at a healthy weight and so she can get the appropriate nutrients for her lifestyle. Nutrition affects more than just weight. A proper diet can help to maintain your pet’s cognitive function, energy level, and more. Don’t overdo it with treats and table scraps. Monitor your pet’s intake, and talk to our office about your pet’s nutrition at your next appointment.
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