A running dog mid-air with a stick in its mouthThere’s so much pressure to be the best. Luckily, pet owners can establish pet care resolutions for the new year that are actually attainable. We’re not talking about huge, life-changing goals. Instead, it’s the little things we can all commit to in order to provide the safest, healthiest lifestyles for our four-legged best friends.

Addressing the Silhouette

Losing weight is one resolution to which we can all relate. For the animals in our care, maintaining a healthy weight or shedding a few pounds can significantly affect overall health and longevity. Decreased risk of obesity, diabetes, and arthritis are just a few reasons why a slender silhouette is best for your pet.

Please let us know if you have any questions about your pet’s nutritional needs, dietary requirements, and portion control.

The Natural Dovetail

Exercise goes hand in hand with a healthy weight. One of the best pet care resolutions to make for 2018 is committing to daily activities that enrich your pet’s body and mind. It’s good for you, too!

With our wonderful year round climate, it’s not a stretch to visit Zilker Park, among other great destinations.

Dental Matters

Did you know that poor oral health is related to systemic illness like heart or kidney disease? Brushing your pet’s teeth at home cuts down on the buildup of plaque and tartar. When combined with annual professional cleanings, periodontal disease is less of a threat to your pet’s overall wellness.

Social Butterfly

Of the many pet care resolutions you may be considering, perhaps training and socializing is right for your dog. Our puppy training course is designed for pups 7-16 weeks of age. We also recommend The Canine Center for Training and Behavior as a wonderful resource for families with dogs who need additional support.

Planning Ahead for Pet Care Resolutions

Pet owners who plan for upcoming wellness exams, dental care packages, and even critical and emergency care account for all contingencies. We could all do better about setting money aside, but when you know it’s for your pet’s health, it’s one of the best pet care resolutions out there.

To that end, you’re making sure that your pet is protected from disease and parasites, as well as reducing the chance of letting a developing illness sneak up on you. Win-win!

Pet Care Resolutions

If you ever have any questions about these pet care resolutions (or other ones you may be considering), we encourage you to reach out us at Bee Vet Animal Hospital.
Happy New Year, from our family to yours!