Looking to be a better owner to your loyal, furry companion in the upcoming year? From regular vet checks to spending more quality time, here are some New Year resolutions to strengthen the bond between your pet and you.Stay Active
While it’s not necessary to scale Bukit Timah Hill every other day, it is encouraged to explore the island with your pet. Whether it is taking a stroll by the beach or playing a good ol’ game of fetch at Marina Barrage, the exercise and fresh air will benefit both your pet and you. Plus, this allows you to spend some quality time with your pet.Quit Smoking
Talking about staying active, quitting smoking also plays an important role in both you and your pet’s health. While not smoking in your pet’s presence does prevent secondhand smoke, smoke particles may linger on furniture, fabrics and worse, your pet’s fur. This puts your pet into contact with these residual particles and in turn, risk hurting it’s health.Make Regular Vet Visits
As much as your furiend loathes visiting the vet,it is important to do so on a regular basis. Not only do these trips ensure the health of your pet, it allows early detection of potential health issues that your pet may face.No Scraps from the Table
As pet owners, it’s natural to feed your pet from the table – especially it puts on its best impression of the big-eyed Puss in Boots. However, it is advisable to refrain from doing so as human food often contains artificial flavourings, preservatives, sugar and ingredients that may be detrimental to your pet’s health. When regulating your pet’s diet, you may also take the chance to watch your own and embark on a diet change together!
While they may seem fundamental, these New Year resolutions are nonetheless important. Here’s to a happier and healthier year for your pet and you!