Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2023? If so, why not include your canine friend? After all, Fido will be right there by your side as you work towards your goals. A Spring Hill, TN vet suggests a few things that will work for both you and your pooch in this article.
Dogs love exploring new places. The stimulation and exercise your furry buddy will get on those little adventures is great for him, both mentally and physically. Take Fido to some new spots this year.
Small touches like comfy beds can make a big difference. Offer your four-legged buddy those little luxuries he loves. Of course, petproofing is also important. Keep your home safe by removing potential dangers, such as toxic plants and small or sharp objects. Ask your vet for specific advice.
You probably won’t have much trouble getting Fido onboard with this one. Good nutrition is the cornerstone of any health care regimen. Your canine buddy’s diet should change as he ages, so it may be time to tweak his menu. Ask your vet for specific advice, including portion sizes and suitable treats.
Did you know that dogs can learn over 100 commands? Of course, you don’t have to teach Fido quite that many. However, he should know simple commands, such as Sit, Stay, and Come. Finish your furry pal’s petucation this year! Once he has the basics down, then go ahead and show him some cute tricks.
Dogs really can teach us a lot about the world, and also about ourselves. Fido is actually a great mentor. After all, he’s a wonderful role model when it comes to things like stopping and smelling the roses, getting enough sleep, spending time with loved ones, and, of course, just having fun. These are great resolutions to take forward into a new year!
If there is one thing we would change about our canine companions, it would probably be to give them longer lifespans. We just don’t get as much time with our furry friends as we’d like. Savor the time you have with Fido!
As your Spring Hill, TN pet clinic, we want to wish you a wonderful new year. Please contact us for all your dog’s veterinary care needs.