Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that 2021 is behind us, and we’re moving ahead into 2022. For those of us with canine companions, it’s safe to say that they will play important—and adorable—roles in our lives this year. A Washington DC vet lists some things to put on your 2022 dog-parenting agenda below.
First things first. Make sure that Fido is eating a good, nourishing food. Keeping up with his grooming needs is also important, as are doggy comforts, such as soft beds. Ask your vet for specific care tips.
We know, there are going to be times that you don’t really feel like walking Fido, and times when you want to make it short and sweet, and your canine buddy wants to sniff every blade of grass in the neighborhood. Remember that those walks are very important to your pup’s physical and mental health. Enjoy this time with him!
Fido may very well get bored with the same old, same old walking route. That’s no good! Go to new places regularly, and let your four-legged friend chase new squirrels.
Dogs can be very expressive when it comes to letting on that they want a walk or are hoping you’ll share your cheeseburger with them. (Note: cheeseburgers really aren’t great for Fido, but that’s another topic.) However, they aren’t as communicative when it comes to letting on that something is wrong, especially with developing healthy issues. Keeping up with your furry buddy’s exams and wellness care is very important! Follow your vet’s recommended appointment schedule!
Playthings are great fun for Fido. They let him unleash his inner puppy, and just enjoy being a dog. Make sure your canine companion has lots of fun options to choose from. You’ll also want to pay attention to the condition of your pet’s toys. Replace worn or ripped ones regularly.
Fido is always happiest when he feels loved and safe. Toys and treats will help with that, but the biggest thing is just paying attention to your furry bff. Carve out some time for your pooch every day.
Has it been a while since your pet has come in for an exam? Contact us, your Washington DC animal clinic, today!