The start of a New Year is a time for positive changes and fresh beginnings. While you may have committed to eating healthier, working out, and spending less money, you may not have considered how you can make this year a healthier year for your canine companion or feline friend. As your dog or cat’s Bellevue veterinarian, Bellevue Animal Hospital is here to help you give them a great life. That’s why we decided to discuss some New Year’s resolutions to help your pet live longer. Here are some lifestyle adjustments that could have a big impact on your pet’s life.
Take a Look at Their Diet
Every year, many people resolve to consume a more nutritious diet. Why not make that same resolution for your four-legged best friend? Not all pet foods are created equal, so be careful when searching for your pet’s new food. Learn about your pet’s individual nutritional requirements to find food that is appropriate for them. If you are not sure where to start, we’d be more than happy to lend a hand!
In addition to potentially causing obesity, lack of physical activity frequently causes behavioral issues, like chewing and other destructive activities. Boost their health and happiness by sticking to a daily exercise plan. Taking your canine companion on frequent walks is a great place to start, but don’t fun games like hide-and-seek and fetch are great, too. And you can keep your feline friend active by engaging their desire to hunt with toys. Consider investing in cat trees for climbing, too.
See a Bellevue Veterinarian for Wellness Services
Even if your dog or cat is free from health issues, they need to see a Bellevue veterinarian on a regular basis for wellness care. Routine wellness care — including services like physical examinations, vaccinations, and parasite prevention — is crucial in terms of warding off illness and keeping your precious pet healthy. Keeping up with wellness care is a vital component of being a responsible pet owner, too. It’s never too late to get your canine companion or feline friend’s wellness care back on track. Give our caring team a call now to schedule an appointment.