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New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

by MetLife Pet Insurance
4 years ago

Ringing in the fresh new year is the perfect time to start working on improving yourself.

If you’re a pet owner, there are some new year’s resolutions you can make that will help both you and your pet live happier, healthier, and better lives.

We’ve gathered a few resolutions you can make as a pet owner for your own sake, and for the sake of your pets.

Keep reading to find out more!

1. Exercise More

It doesn’t matter if you have a dog, cat, or something else entirely. In the wild, these animals were active all day or all night. Now that they’re living in the safety of your home, they’re probably not getting enough exercise. And, let’s be honest, you probably aren’t either.

Make it a point to exercise with your pet at least 20 minutes every day. You can take your pet for a walk (even cats!), make up games to play with them inside, or even just throw their favorite toy for them for a while.

2. Eat Better

Chances are you and your pet don’t eat the healthiest. Make it a goal this year to start changing your eating habits and ensuring your pet is getting proper nutrition, too.

You may need to simply add some healthy treats into your pet’s diet, or change their food completely. Take some time to research what food is best for your pet and switch them to it. They’ll look and feel better and could even live longer.

3. Enjoy Life

Animals know how to enjoy life. They take long naps whenever they want, play as much as they want, and aren’t afraid to approach their favorite people for some love. As pet owners, we can learn a lot from them!

This year, we want to challenge you to enjoy your life more by spending more time with your pets. According to the CDC, there are a number of other health benefits you gain by doing this. Plus, your pet will enjoy the extra time with you!

4. Beautify

If you’re like most pet owners, you don’t spend a lot of time worrying about how beautiful your pet is (because you love them just the way they are). But, you should since many of the things that improve a pet’s appearance also help improve their health.

Regular grooming will help keep your pet warm in the winter, and will improve their skin. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day can prevent tooth and gum disease, both of which can lead to more serious conditions.

5. Get Pet Insurance

Pet insurance isn’t just designed to save you money, although it does do that. It also helps you keep your pets healthy.

When you have pet insurance, you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to cover your pet’s veterinary expenses. It allows you to get them in for regular check-ups and for emergency situations. The sooner you get your pet seen, the better chance they have at a full and quick recovery. Get a quote here. 

Let Us Help You Stick to Your Resolutions This Year

If you’re ready to make these New Year’s resolutions for pet owners, let us help you. Check out more of our pet care articles for more information and tips on caring for your furry friends.

Guest Blogger: Melody Cary

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