New Year, New Pet Care Resolutions For A Longer Life

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It’s common to have life-altering goals in mind as we approach a new year, but sometimes, it’s as simple as the little things that can make a big difference in health and happiness! 

Similarly, small steps can give our four legged best friends healthier, happier, and even longer lives. When it comes to pet care resolutions, there doesn’t need to be any pressure to be the best!

Take it one day at a time, and let Berkeley Veterinary Center provide the guidance you need to take better care of your fur babies in 2020.

We Can Relate

Weight loss is one of the top New Year’s resolutions out there – and many pets could benefit from this goal as well. It’s a fact that over 50% of US pets are either overweight or obese. Extra weight can definitely cause a myriad of health issues for pets, and shedding a few pounds can significantly affect overall health and longevity. 

To begin, a veterinary visit is in order. Together, we’ll address your pet’s overall health, nutritional needs, dietary requirements, and portion control. 

Move More

Making regular exercise a part of your pet’s routine is a natural dovetail to a healthy diet. One of the best pet care resolutions for 2020 is committing to daily activities that enrich your pet’s body and mind. 

Take an extra walk, invest in vertical perches for your cat, or play a fast game of indoor stair ball with your dog. The opportunities to get moving are nearly endless. 

Pearly Whites 

Dental disease is one of the most common problems affecting pet health today, with over 85% of pets over 4 suffering from some form of dental disease. Dental disease not only means a painful mouth, bad breath, infected gums, and tooth loss for your pet, it also can mean systemic organ disease. So it’s no surprise that a healthy mouth can mean increased life span.

Start with a professional dental cleaning in our office, and follow up with a daily tooth brushing plan. We can help get you started – and it’s really not as hard as you think!

Protect Your Pet

Flea, tick, and heartworm protection isn’t just for summer months. Parasite control year round is the only way to guarantee that your pet will be protected from debilitating and life threatening disease. Administering a monthly dose of preventive is a pet resolution that can easily  be incorporated into our routines. 

Plan Ahead

We could all do better at setting money aside. And when it’s for your pet’s health, you know that it’s one of the best pet care resolutions around. Pet owners who plan for wellness care, dental cleaning, and even emergency and critical care have all their bases covered. You might even look into a pet insurance plan that works with your budget. 

Pet Care Resolutions

If you have any questions about these pet care resolutions (or any others you might be considering), please give us a call or talk to us at your pet’s upcoming visit. 

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