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It’s Not Too Late! Include Your Pet in Your New Year’s Resolutions

546351_10151314724573550_1333252963_n1Year after year, we make New Year’s Resolutions to change our ways for good, or to resolve to do something differently for the betterment of ourselves and/or others. This year, we want to encourage pet owners to make changes for life – not just the new year. We want to encourage a commitment to a healthier 2016 for you AND your furry family members!

Why not have your pet join in the fun this year? Are you already exercising? Bring your pet along. Have you planned to eat healthier? Put your pet on a nutritious diet, too! We challenge you to think about your current resolution list. Modify your list to include your pet. Below are a few easy ways to include your pet in your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions.

  • Make exercise regular for you and your pet. We know it’s hard to get outside when the weather is cold and the sidewalks are snowy (unless you are in Tempe, AZ like us), but there are many great ways to exercise without having to go outside. You can play games, throw a lightweight ball or play with a laser pointer. If you have tolerable weather, allow your pet to join in your outside activities. A few articles around the web suggest trying yoga with your pet or taking your dog running with you. WedMD gives several great ideas in a recent article that includes swimming and walking with your dog.
  • Eat healthier. Offer your pet treats that you know are nutritious. Could your dog benefit from a little weight loss? Cut down on the treats and increase the healthier snacks. Dogs can have treats; they just don’t need more than one at a time.Pet-Exercise
  • Give your pet a daily multivitamin. Have you made a commitment to start taking your daily vitamins routinely? Include your pet in this important plan! Supplement your pet’s balanced diet with a daily vitamin formulated specifically for your pet’s age and therapeutic needs.
  • Optimize joint function and comfort. Did you know that joint issues are very common in pets and humans? We have a hip and joint supplement available exclusively at PetSmart that can help pets get ahead of these issues.
  • Get organized. Many people resolve to get organized in the new year. We recommend starting off on the right paw by maintaining a calendar that includes your pet’s schedule, as well as yours. There are may phone apps available to download that can help you remember crucial dates for your pet. Schedule and set up reminders for their annual health checks, pet playdates, daily walks, grooming appointments and more. Getting appointments and meetings organized and on a list of to dos’ will most definitely help you stay on track this year.

A healthy pet is a happy pet! If a healthier and happier you is on your list of resolutions this year, remember to include your pet in this important plan. Here at 21st Century Animal Healthcare, we are committed to offering you the best pet health products on the market. 21st Century HealthCare, is one of the largest international manufacturers of human vitamins and companion animal supplements. 21st Century has been manufacturing pet supplements for over 15 years. So, we are committed to you and your pets!

Happy New Year! Good luck with the changes you’ve decided to make in 2016. Please keep following our blog for great pet tips, how to articles and much more.

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