A Happier, Healthier Year For You and Your PetDuring this time of year, many of us set new goals and perspectives for the year ahead. As you make your New Year’s resolutions, consider your pet as well! Here are some great ideas to promote a happier and healthier year for you and your animal companions.

Eat Right

Many pets can suffer from overeating and a lack of proper nutrition. This year think about your pet’s diet. Use a measuring cup to ensure your pet is receiving the right amount of food at every meal. Your veterinarian can help advise you on portion size and select food specific to your pet’s life stage and needs to keep him or her in optimal health.

Puzzle feeders can be a great way to provide daily enrichment to your pet. Simply switch up your pet’s meals with a puzzle feeder every so often to improve your pet’s day-to-day life.

Exercise

If you’re resolving to get into better shape this year or just become more active, consider taking your pet with you. Adding more walks or adventures outside can help boost your pet’s spirits with the smells and sounds of the great outdoors. It is just as healthy for them as it is for you!

Make sure to take precautions for extreme temperatures, rocks, salt or other foreign objects that can disrupt your adventures with your pet. This will help get out extra energy and become a great bonding experience.

Regular Grooming

Providing regular grooming, whether it is bathing, brushing, or trips to the salon for haircuts depending on the breed, can be helpful to your pet’s quality of life. Don’t forget the importance of trimming nails and brushing teeth as well. Dental disease is just as common in animals as it is in humans. Dental exams can help you develop a regular cleaning plan to care for your pet’s teeth.

Learn New Things

Agility training or learning new tricks can help your pet develop new skills while providing much-needed enrichment and stimulation. Be patient with training and work together with your pet to develop new skills. At the end of their training, it will be fun to show off your pet’s newfound abilities to friends and family.

Visit the Vet

It is important to maintain regular check-ups at the veterinarian at least once a year to keep your pet healthy and catch any problems before they get out of hand. Preventative care includes regular exams, dental cleanings, parasite control, and more which can help save your pet in the long run. For older pets, consider visiting the vet every six months.

For more information on how you and your pet can start the new year together happy and healthy, contact Quartz Mtb. Animal Hospital today.

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My cat was having some issues I call Quartz Animal Hospital and they were able to get me a same day appointment. Very friendly staff. Dr Pluckett was super helpful and explained in depth what might be going on. My cat needed to get on a special food and they recommended that I try it out first before over buying, just in case my cat didn't like it. I am also super thankful because my phone was not working when they were calling to let me know my cat was ready to be picked up. I called once I was off of work after the office was closed and I had to leave a message. They called me back and were able to stay and wait for me at the office. Very good experience for me here!!

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Got my dogs ears cropped and Renee is hands down the best tech at this facility!! Very personable and invested, you can just tell she cares and had no problem helping you out or answering any questions at all! I didn’t have the best experience with the other techs, they just didn’t seem to care and wanted to do the bare minimum, at least that’s how it came off. She definitely changed my whole opinion on the facility!

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