Happy New Year! Are you setting goals for 2020? If so, why not include your canine pal in your resolutions? After all, this is a great time to revisit your dog’s care regimen, and see if anything needs improvement. A Lewisville, TX vet lists some great resolutions for people with dogs in this article.

Make Time To Play

Man’s Best Friend is absolutely adorable when he’s feeling playful. As it turns out, all that running and jumping is good for Fido. Playing a great way for your cute pet to get his doggy workout in. Plus, it also helps him burn off any excess energy he has. This can in turn curb bad behaviors, like digging and chewing. Tired dogs are good dogs!

Offer Healthy Treats

Treats are definitely one of Fido’s favorite things. While you don’t want to go overboard with snacks, they can definitely get your furry buddy’s tail wagging, and help him feel loved and safe. Choose healthy treats, and keep them to about 5 percent of your pup’s diet. Ask your vet for more information.

Keep Up With Veterinary Care

Has it been a while since Fido has seen his doctor? Is your pooch overdue for heartworm prevention or parasite control? Although your four-legged buddy would probably rather visit a dog park than come see us, he will be both happier and healthier with proper care.

Try New Places

Many of our canine companions are very adventurous, and love checking out new places. Take Fido to a new park or trail this year. If Fido is more of a couch potato, take him to a pet-friendly café for a special treat instead.

Snap Some Photos

You can never have too many photos of your canine buddy. Candid pics are great, but set aside time for an official doggy photo shoot. (Tip: try to do this at dusk or dawn, when the light is best.)

Spend Quality Time With Your Pet

Dogs are loving, loyal, protective, and, of course, super cute. They are also quite emotional, and form very strong bonds with their humans. Spend time with Fido every day, and pay lots of attention to him. Time spent with dogs is never wasted!

As your local Lewisville, TX vet clinic, we look forward to providing your beloved pet with excellent care in 2020 and beyond. Please contact us anytime!