Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

mt. carmel animal hospital New Year's resolutions for your pet

One of the New Year’s resolutions for your pet includes enhancing their quality of life.

Are you working on a resolution or more for a happier, healthier new year? Consider including some for your pet. Setting and accomplishing goals together is an excellent way to bond with your furry companion and pick up some mutually beneficial habits. Check out these top New Year’s resolutions for your pet for inspiration.

Weight Loss

Overweight animals are more susceptible to health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, joint issues, and even different types of cancer. A proper diet and consistent exercise are vital to avoiding these issues and keeping your pet and yourself healthy and fit.

Since you are the caregiver, consider what you feed your pet and what he or she needs, not what he or she wants. In addition, what you feed your canine or cat directly impacts their health. So, make sure you are feeding your pet not only the appropriate amount but also a well-balanced diet. Commercially available diets are all strictly regulated by the FDA and must meet certain requirements to make it on the shelves. Just like human beings, good nutrition starts with ensuring your pet pal has access to clean water.

Wellness Care Routine

One of the New Year’s resolutions for your pet includes enhancing their quality of life and that they will be by your side for many years. Just like you visit your primary doctor regularly, you must visit the veterinarian at least once yearly to ensure your pet is happy and healthy. It’s also vital to catch any possible health issues before they start.

Moreover, vaccines help your dog avoid painful and often deadly illnesses. At Mount Carmel Animal Hospital, your vet can recommend the appropriate core and non-core vaccines for your cat or dog based on their lifestyle and help ensure they stay up-to-date.

Quality Time

You may also be surprised to learn that canines and cats experience stress and anxiety. Changes in your pet’s environment, loud sounds, and boredom can impact your pet’s overall wellbeing. Once you rule out any underlying health problems with your veterinarian, there are multiple ways to help alleviate your pet’s anxiety at home. Engaging your dog or cat with toys or a game of fetch is a great way to physically and mentally stimulate and fight boredom. Plus, interacting with your pet may even relieve your stress too!

How can Mount Carmel Animal Hospital help you accomplish New Year’s resolutions for your pet? Call us today at (410) 343-0200 to schedule an appointment today!


Mount Carmel Animal Hospital has been serving the Northern Baltimore/Southern York community for over 30 years and is proud to be an independently operated, small animal practice committed to excellence in veterinary medicine and client service. From grooming to wellness services, along with Canine Life Skills Training Courses, and surgical procedures, we have the expertise that will best serve the needs of you and your pet. Contact us at 410-343-0200 and follow us on Facebook!

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