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Essential Pet-Positive New Year's Resolutions for 2021

Essential Pet-Positive New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

While making your 2021-new year resolutions, have you overlooked your pets?

Look at the dog images of your pet Pug or a Poodle or a Golden Retriever – So much love and joy they bring to your life every day. – Isn’t it?

As a pet parent, you must incorporate some pet-positive new year resolutions in your list. These resolutions for your pets can help you keep them healthy and happy.

The Essential Pet-Positive New Year’s Resolutions

1. Maintain A Healthy Weight

Maintain A Healthy Weight

More than 50% of dogs in the US are overweight. Therefore, make sure to measure the dog food accurately and avoid overfeeding them.

2. Make Them Exercise

Make Them Exercise

Exercise your pet at least five times a week to keep their metabolism healthy. You can also have a long walk or game of fetch with them to keep them active.

3. Keep Primary Information of Your Pet Updated

Organize and sort out the paperwork for your pet ID and registration. Click some dog photos and keep the dog images of your pet-baby – Pug, Shih Tzu, German Shepherd, or Golden Retriever handy. Check the microchip registration and see if it’s up to date or not.

4. Schedule Annual Check-ups

Schedule Annual Check-ups

There could be multiple vaccinations that your dog needs, depending upon the age or medical history. So get your dog checked with a vet at least once a year to make sure they are healthy.

5. Have More Playtime

Have More Playtime

Play and enjoy with them more!

Let them have fun chasing the toy laser lights or play fetch. You can also teach them some new tricks like crawling, dancing or giving a high five, etc.

6. Schedule Play-Dates

Schedule Play-Dates

Take a dip in the latest dog fashion tips and dress them up for a play-date. It decreases their stress levels and improves their social skills. If your dog breed does not enjoy the company of stranger pups, opt to hang out with dogs of your friends or family members. If your pet is shy, consider taking them on quieter, solo adventures.

7. Plan Grooming Time

Plan Grooming Time

Do you want to keep the coat of your pet shiny and healthy?

Grooming your pet is a bonding activity. No matter what dog price your Pug or Cockapoo came for, lack of grooming can make them look shabby. So, make sure to schedule some daily grooming time for your pet in your next year’s resolution.

8. Clean Dog Essentials

How often do you clean your pet collars, bed, chew toys, or scrub their kibble bowls?

Cleaning the dog essentials of your pet at regular intervals can decrease the number of bacterias and reduce the risks of skin issues, gastrointestinal distress, and other allergies in them.

9. Create a happy and safe place for them

Make a point to keep all potentially harmful substances like cleaning products and medications away from the reach of your pet. Keep your home and garden clean and tidy to let them enjoy themselves freely.

10. Learn a New Language

Instead of sticking to teaching pet commands like ‘sit’ and ‘fetch’, for a change, try to understand their language. Take time to learn their body language and you can understand when your pet feels anxious, fearful, content, or playful.

It strengthens your bond!


Just taking dog images of your cuddly Pug or Shih Tzu for your family album, this new year is not enough!

Take this opportunity to make their health and well-being a priority to you. Let us know what new year resolution you make for your pet in 2021 in the comments below.

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