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New Years Resolutions for Dog Owners

Tuesday, 8 January 2013  |  Kate

New Years Resolutions for Dogs My Itchy Dog Blog

Take a page from the folks over at rockpapercynic.com and try a few doggie new years resolutions yourself.

Or alternatively you could try a few ideas that we've thought up below.

Excercise
  • Vow to make exercise a part of you and your dog's daily routine. It's good for the both of you and you'll feel better for it in the long run (no pun intended).
Diet
  • We are what we eat and your dog is no different. So many common health problems in dogs can be easily traced back to a poor diet so make sure to give your dog only the best. A gradual change to a healthier diet can boost your dog's health and longevity so why wouldn't you?
Training
  • Consider training your dog, perhaps to modify undesirable behaviour or simply just so they can learn a new trick so show off to the other dogs in the park. 
Grooming
  • They say appearance is everything. Even if you don't believe it, a well turned out appearance for your dog, like a smartly brushed coat, can leave you both feeling good, which is always a good thing. Generally making sure to keep on top of your dog's overall maintainance is a must, such as overgrown toenails, matted fur or crusty eyes etc.
Time
  • Even in today's fast paced lifestyle it is important to make time for your dog. Be sure to play with your dog, it's fun for the both of you and will leave you both feeling good. Even just a cuddle while watching the telly is a great way to bond with your dog.

Responsibility

  • It is important to make sure your dog is up to date with vet check ups and that they have everything they need such as ID tags and pet insurance.
Happy New Year everyone!