Where’s the paw-ty at? Finally, New Years Eve is upon us, and just in time to say paw-dios to the year 2020. While we set resolutions for our own personal goals this year, let’s include resolutions that can help your pet live longer. There are so many ways that we can improve the life and longevity of our pets. The good news is that your furry friends will reap the benefits of these resolutions too, and they can even help cheer you on with their tail-wagging love and wet kisses. We’ve compiled a list of 5 doggone simple new year's resolutions you can make that will help your pet live a longer life.
1. Measure Your Pets Food
It may be a resolution on many of our lists for the new year to lose weight, but have you considered making that one for your pup too? You can keep your pet healthy by not overfeeding them and maintaining a proper weight for their size and breed. It was estimated in 2017 that 56% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Considering that we all want our pets to live long and healthy lives, keeping an eye on the amount of food that they consume can be beneficial for their overall health. We suggest consulting your veterinarian if you are considering a weight-loss plan for your pet! If you’re looking for a healthy treat option, look no further than Bonne et Filou’s all natural dog macarons!
2. Exercise Your Pet More
In addition to measuring your dog’s food, giving them more exercise can also help with weight control. This is just the same as when humans try to lose weight, they must incorporate diet and exercise together to get the results that they desire. The other plus on working out your pup? Getting your pets outside and into the fresh air to walk or play can also benefit you as the owner too! To keep these resolutions from fading as fast as we know ours have in the past years, try keeping a routine of exercising your pets 4 to 5 times a week to provide structure for the whole family. If you’re looking to get involved in exercises for both you and your pet to do together, check out Shape’s article on workouts you can do with your pet.
3. Schedule Check-Ups With The Vet
We know that keeping up with our own doctors appointments can be a chore, but scheduling your annual check up with your pet can be extremely beneficial in helping them to live a longer life. Why? Because aside from their overall health, the vet and their team may be able to point out anything that they notice that is out of the ordinary from their last visit. There may also be several vaccines that your dog may need depending on their age. Overall, even just the annual physical exam can check the basics such as their coat, skin, eyes, ears and teeth. In the meantime, while you wait for their appointment, go ahead and check out this super helpful checklist for your pets full body health! You know what they say: Healthy pet, happy vet (and owner too!)
4. Seek Out Natural Pet Health Solutions
The holistic way of life has seemed to take over the world by storm these past few years, and the natural approach to pet health solutions is now becoming increasingly more popular, too. If you’re still unsure about trying holistic pet health options, here are a few alternative pet remedies that are also used by humans! Some of the natural remedies that you can integrate into your pets life in 2021 and all of the years ahead are acupuncture, acupressure and physiotherapy. However, we suggest reaching out to a holistic practitioner before starting any new treatments on your pup. All in all, by trying out a few new holistic health solutions from your pet, you can ensure you reach every pet owner’s ultimate goal: to have their animals live out a long life and one of great quality.
5. Study-Up On Pet First Aid
Although there are 24 hour emergency vets available in almost every city, having the knowledge of first aid procedures for your pet can be essential to keeping them feeling in tip top shape at all times. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created a pet first aid checklist as well as scenarios and tips that can help make this resolution successful for you. Having the needed supplies in case of a small pet emergency such as gauze, hydrogen peroxide and bandages next to your everyday first aid kit can help you jump to the task to rescue your furry friend.
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All dogs are loyal, and give selfless love without asking for anything in return. So why not return the selfless love back? Do what makes your dog happy! Happier dogs tend to live longer lives, so don’t forget to give them a little extra TLC this upcoming year. Doing what your dog not only loves, but will keep their tail wagging longer will make for just one reason that you and your fur family will thrive in 2021!
The new year is the perfect time to work towards keeping your pet healthier than the year before and integrating new ways to ensure a long life for them. No matter how you’re wanting to start off this year, we’d love to see how you choose to celebrate and the ways that you’re keeping your pets healthy! Please tag us at @bonnetfilou on Instagram and be sure to follow us for sales and updates. You can also Contact us if you’re interested in collaborating with Bonne et Filou or send us an email at contact@BonneEtFilou.com. We hope in this new year you chase your dreams..or the ball.
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