The start of a new year is always a good time to look for places in your life that would benefit from small improvements. Here are our top 5 new year’s resolutions that we hope will help inspire you.
Dedicate More Time to Exercise
Pets benefit from exercise as much as humans do. This is a resolution that you can do together with your pet. There are plenty of ways to increase the amount of exercise your pet has. Add new toys or activity furniture into the home and garden. Dog owners can benefit from an extra walk per day, walking more often, start 0 to 5K or decide to find new places to explore together.
Learn a Life Saving Skill
Pet owners really can save the life of their pet with some basic first aid knowledge. Spending just a few minutes learning how to save a choking pet or what to do when a cat is unconscious could mean the difference between life and death. Find out about basic pet first aid skills over on our blog.
Get your pets microchipped or ensure the information on your pets’ microchip is up to date. Pets can get lost, stolen or injured and a microchip ensures that they can be reunited with their owners. The microchip will only work if you remember to update the information every time you move or change your phone number.
Enhance the Environment
Indoor cats are now increasing in the UK, largely due to the increased number of cars on the roads as well as concerns over safety. One problem with indoor life is lack of exercise and stimulation. Adding a cat fence or cat containment system to the home provides cats with access to the outdoors without the risks the come with outdoor cat life. Find out more about cat fences and catios.
Provide a Safe Home
There are many household products, plants and foods that are toxic to pets. Go around the home and garden and ensure anything that could make your pet very ill is locked away or removed from the property entirely. Don’t forget about the stray cats and neighbourhood animal. You may think the rock salt is safe stored outside but wondering animals could easily come across it and end up at the vets. Put everything out of reach for all the animals in the area, not just your own.
Have you made your own pet inspired resolutions for 2020? Share yours over on our Facebook page, we’d love to hear them and be inspired by what you’ve come up with for this new year.