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New Year's Resolutions You Can Do With Your Pet

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Now that the beginning of a new year is here again, you might be looking at your list of resolutions and wondering where to start. You might also be thinking that it would be nice to have someone you could partner with on these goals, but no one immediately comes to mind. While there might not be a human you could work on these goals with, what about your four-legged friend?

At Loveland Veterinary Clinic, we’re here to make sure your dogs, cats, and other pets are happy and healthy all year long. As you’re thinking about resolutions you’ve made for yourself, take the time to consider how your pet could be a part of the process. Keep reading to learn more!


This is one resolution that many people make, but few stick to as the year grows older. If you have a dog who’s always ready to go for a walk when you get home from work, then instead of plopping down on the couch, simply change your clothes, put the leash on the dog, and head out the door! Even a 10- to 20-minute walk can help you feel healthier and happier, and your dog will love it too!

If both you and your pet are reaching your golden years, then you may not want to pursue a lot of strenuous exercise. However, it can still be beneficial to stay active as you age, and the same goes for your pet. Our team can recommend the best methods for keeping your older pet moving, while you work on remaining active yourself!


If you’ve been dreaming about seeing new places throughout the country, and you have the freedom and flexibility to travel, then why not take your pet with you? You may have a cat or a dog that loves to ride in the car, and they can make for fantastic traveling companions. You’ll have to plan ahead for pet-friendly hotels and other accommodations, such as friends and family members who don’t mind if you bring a furry friend with you.

For any pet that will be traveling with you this year, make sure that you have plenty of food and water for them when you’re on the road, as well as any medications that they need to take each day. You can hopefully buy more food and find water for them as you travel, but keep in mind that your pet will be completely reliant on you to take care of them while you’re both away from home.


Speaking of food, if one of your resolutions is to eat healthier this year, then why not do the same for your pet? Diet plays a big role in an animal’s life, and the better the food you give them, the happier and healthier they’ll be. Your pet’s dietary needs can change as they age, and it’s important to know what they need for daily nutrition.

Our team can recommend the best options for your pet based on their age, weight, and breed. As you’re changing your diet, your pet can do the same, and the result will hopefully be that both of you have more energy and feel better on a daily basis!


As you’re working on your resolutions this year, and getting your pet involved however you can, don’t forget that they need care as much as you do. By scheduling an annual checkup with the team at Loveland Veterinary Clinic, you can help ensure that your pet is ready for whatever comes this year.