New Year’s Resolutions for Pets!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 5:45pm

It's almost 2012 and many of us are scrambling to make resolutions we can only hope to keep. Whether it is losing five pounds or getting organized, change can be downright hard. So, instead of fretting about your own personal resolutions, how about making a few to benefit your pet?

Here at the ASPCA, we think it’s only appropriate to focus on the four-legged members of the family. So how about a resolution to brush your cat every week or a promise to extend your pooch’s playtime?

Whatever you choose, resolutions aimed at making your companions happier and healthier can add years to their lives—and are much easier to stick to! So go ahead, enjoy your triple mocha latte with whipped cream and check out a few of our most popular New Year’s resolutions for pets!

Check-Up Time
This year, give your veterinarian the chance to notice any developing illnesses and the opportunity to take care of them right away. If it's been a year or more since your pet has seen a vet, make that appointment today!

Battle the Bulge
Pets depend on us to regulate their nutrition and activity levels. It's important to follow strict feeding guidelines, since overweight pets face increased health risks. This year, vow to lay off those table scraps and consider switching to a well-balanced, high-quality pet food.

Poison-Proof Your Home
With various dangers lurking in corners and cabinets, the home can be a minefield of poisons for our pets. Don't leave it up to Fido or Fluffy to keep themselves safe. Resolve to make your home a safe place for your pets.

For our full list of ways to keep your furry pals happy and healthy in 2012, please visit Popular New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet.