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New Year's Resolutions for Your Dog

Thanks to Zuke's, here are some ideas for New Year's resolutions for you and your dog.

Well, we're already in the middle of January and if you haven't made resolutions for the new year already, it's time to start! Zuke's has some ideas on their blog from veterinarian Jennifer Deming.

Dr. Deming suggests some ideas for resolutions that include:

  • Keeping your dog's weight at an appropriate level. And since we're a team sport, it's important to look at our own physical health and make sure we're keeping ourselves just as healthy!
  • Ensure you have funds for emergency and other care. We never know when something unexpected can hit so making sure we're ready for any veterinary expenses that may come our way is important. In addition to savings plans, it's a good time to look into adding a pet insurance plan, or if you have one already, reviewing rates to make sure you're getting the best deal as plans and pricing can change over time.
  • Review your dog's diet. If your dog has been doing well on their diet, you may not need to worry about a change, but as new types of foods seem to come out more often now, it can't hurt to discuss your dog's dietary needs with your veterinarian and determine if you might want to make some improvements or maybe just simply add some supplements to his or her regular meals. And of course, it's always a good time to look at your dog's treat intake and Zuke's is a great choice for your dog's nutritional needs.
  • Review your dog's identification. Are the ID tags up to date? Are they worn down and need replacing? Does your dog have a microchip? If not, Dr. Demming suggests getting one. And if you do have one, make sure your microchip company has any updated contact information in their database.

You can read more tips on resolutions on the Zuke's site. What are your dog resolutions for 2017?


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