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New Year’s Resolutions That Work for People and Pets

January 1, 2017

Can you believe it’s already 2017? As we move into the new year, many people are setting new personal goals for themselves. If you have a pet, why not include your furry best friend in your resolutions? Actually, some resolutions make wonderful goals for both pets and people! An Ashburn, VA vet suggests a few good ones in this article.

Make Time To Play

Playing is very important for dogs and cats. A fun play session will promote healthy activities, like running and pouncing. It also beats boredom, and offers your pet beneficial mental stimulation. Of course, it’s also important for us! Play with your pet every day, and make time for fun activities you enjoy.

Eat Well

Proper nourishment is crucial for both pets and people. Offer your furry pal high-quality, nutritious foods. Good nutrition will also benefit you. Deciding to eat healthy is a great resolution for 2017!

Don’t Ignore Signs Of Sickness

Pets can’t let us know when they don’t feel well, which can make it hard to know when your four-legged friend is sick. It’s very important to contact your vet right away at the first hint that something is wrong. This applies to people as well!

Show Your Love

One wonderful thing about our animal friends is their ability to love unconditionally. There’s no mistaking Fluffy’s cuddles and purrs or Fido’s joyous greetings for anything other than affection. Show your loved ones that you care about them.

Explore Your World

Our furry friends are quite curious by nature, and often really enjoy seeing new places. While we advise keeping your kitty indoors, Fluffy may love exploring a new empty box or pet tent. Fido may be thrilled with a trip to a new park, or the chance to sniff grass on a pretty local trail. Go somewhere new this year!

Get Plenty Of Rest

If pets had a list of golden rules to follow, we’re pretty sure that getting enough sleep would be at or near the top of the list. Dogs sleep about half the time, and cats snooze even more than that. While you probably don’t need quite that much shuteye, it’s important to be sure that you’re getting enough rest.

Happy New Year! Please contact us, your Ashburn, VA pet hospital, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs in 2017 and beyond.