For pet owners, New Year provides the opportunity to reflect upon the time they spent with their pets and make resolutions towards sharing a stronger relationship than before.
If you are also looking forward to being a better pet parent in 2017, consider these New Year resolutions to ensure the health and happiness of your pet-
Many veterinary physicians have constantly denounced table food based diet for dogs, citing it as the primary reason for weight gain and other health issues like diarrhea and pancreatitis.
So, if you have been feeding table food to your pet for a long time, your priority should be to switch to commercial dog food or raw diet.
However, several studies testing commercial dog foods have found them insufficient to cater to the nutritional requirements of pets.
The best solution to resolve this nutrient deficiency in dogs’ food is to add pet probiotics to your pet’ diet. Pet probiotics promote the growth of gut-friendly bacteria that boosts the immune system and also prevents fungus overgrowth on the skin, reducing itching and allergic reactions.
However, it is recommended to use safe and natural pet probiotic products to eliminate the possibility of any side-effects on your pet’s health.
According to a research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) in 2015, it was documented that about 58% cats and 54% dogs in the United States are either overweight or obese. This requires changes in the daily routine of pets and committing to a new diet and exercise regime.
One simple solution is to take your pet for daily walks.
Researchers have found that daily walks through the park or neighborhood not only aids in keeping pets healthy, limber and agile, but also benefits their digestive system in many ways.
Moreover, daily walks are also fundamental in building strong and trusting relationships between pets and pet-owners.