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We’ve finally made it into 2018! The brand new year must have surely spurred something inside you that makes you want to do better this year. As we think about resolutions for the year, let’s take care not to leave our pets behind. Just like we’d like to make our own lives better, let’s also dedicate the time and effort to make the lives of our pets better. We all know they deserve the best. Here are a few ways in which you can make 2018 the best year for your pets.
- Start a pet fund.As pet parents, you’re probably aware of the fact that with owning a pet comes unexpected costs. That’s why a pet fund is always a good idea. You can dedicate this fund to your pet’s emergency medical needs. It will surely be a lifesaver if there is ever a time when your pet needs emergency treatment or surgery.
- Update the info on your pet’s chip and tag.This is especially important if you’ve recently relocated to a new house or a new neighborhood. As your pet is not yet accustomed to the new neighborhood, it’s easier for him to get lost in all the confusion. An updated tag makes it easier for people who find your pet to return him to you. Make sure you provide at least two contact numbers along with your residential address. Improve his chances of making it back home in case he wanders away.
- Make it a point to spend more time with your pets.Cats and dogs are some of the most loyal creatures on this planet. So needless to say, they love you with everything in them. Reward their love and loyalty by spending more time with them. Show them how much they mean to you by setting apart an extra few minutes from your very busy day, just for them. Devoting more time to them will not only strengthen your bond with them, but if you choose to do physical activities like playing fetch, then it will also keep them healthy.
- Pay attention to their grooming habits and groom them more often.Although cats don’t need much help in this department, they still appreciate your care. Grooming your pet is also a good way to check for lumps, bumps, and other masses, in addition to keeping their coat healthy and shiny. Brush them at least once in two days.
- Try something new.Some people learn to play guitar, some learn a new language, so why not do something new and interesting with your pet? Try learning a new game to play with your cat or take your dog on a camping trip. The new experiences will benefit their health in the long run.