It’s that time of year again! By now, many Triangle area pet owners have made (and maybe even broken) a few New Year’s resolutions; there’s just something about January 1st that makes most people want to improve every aspect of their lives and be their best in the New Year. While most of us are reconsidering what it means to live a healthier lifestyle, we might be unintentionally forgetting to let our pets in on the fun. After all, don’t they deserve a fresh start too?
Animals depend on their families to keep them happy and healthy. Fortunately, many of the most popular New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for people; they can be easily adapted to apply to pets too!
Paws in the City in Cary NC offers these four resolutions, tailor made for pets living in the Triangle, North Carolina and beyond:
- Focus on wellness and prevention: Just as with humans, wellness and preventative care are so much easier (and less expensive) to implement versus addressing an illness once it has already taken hold. Small steps like keeping appointments for annual exams, maintaining an appropriate vaccination schedule, a continuous parasite prevention plan, and regular dental cleanings can head off health problems before they start.
- Improve diet and nutrition: At the beginning of the New Year, it’s common for people to focus on losing a few pounds and developing healthier eating habits. Why not do the same for a pet? Just as humans can benefit from increasing the intake of organic foods, cutting out most processed foods, getting the right amount of nutrients in the diet; pets do too. This might mean purchasing the best grades of food, going to organic and natural ingredients with regularity, or even committing to a Paws in the City recommended food diet.
- Safety first: A new year prompts many people to quit bad habits, such as smoking cigarettes or over-indulging in sweets or alcohol. Reducing the risk of harm to pets is important too. Look around the house for potential dangers, such as poisonous plants, accessible household cleaners, and loose electrical wires (and don’t forget the garage!). Also, confirm that the pet’s identification tags are up to date, and consider micro-chipping.
Just like pets and people, New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Why not make the commitment to focus on a healthier, safer, and happier pet in 2015? Natural and holistic food, treats, toys, and more are an easy place to start, and there are more quality (and affordable) choices for Triangle pet owners today than ever before.
Take advantage of Paws in the City’s personal, professional service and wealth of knowledge by calling or stopping in today. Your furry friend is sure to thank you for it!
This blog post is brought to you by Paws in the City located in Tryon Village, Cary North Carolina. We are your locally owned small business that offers holistic, natural foods and treats for your cat and dog. Sign up for our Loyalty/ Rewards Program and feel free to contact us at any time.
1105 Tryon Village Drive
Cary NC, 27518
919 851 5853
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