Every year, 80% of Americans don’t manage to keep their New Year’s resolutions. If that sounds like you, make your resolution count this year by focusing it on pet care. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions that will also benefit your pet.

3 Ways to Include Your Pet in Your New Year’s Resolutions

1. Daily Steps
The most common resolution is to get fit or take up an activity. A realistic and sustainable way to get in shape is to turn it into a measurable target. When you make a daily steps goal, aim for a specific number, such as 10,000. If you have a dog, you’re already getting the steps in during their daily walk. Simply adding another walk into the day or making them last for 20 minutes longer adds thousands more steps, and your dog will certainly enjoy and benefit from the extra exercise.

2. Regular Health Checks
A resolution doesn’t have to be huge and impressive. Sometimes, merely committing to something is more powerful than any grand intentions. Scheduling biannual health checks for you and your pet at the beginning of the year enables you to keep on top of your health and well-being. It forces you to take care of yourself and practice good pet care, as well as discuss any health issues that occur throughout the year.

3. Quality Time
Mental health is just as important as your physical well-being. Investing in a little “me” time doesn’t mean you have to be alone, however. It simply means taking time out to do something that makes you feel happy and wholesome. That could be anything from spending quality time in the great outdoors with your dog or cuddling up on the couch to binge-watch a television series with your cat.

Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions for your pet with a full health check at Wards Corner Animal Hospital in Loveland, OH. For over 30 years, the practice has provided a wide range of veterinary treatments to dogs, cats, birds, and exotic animals, including dental care, preventive medicine, and surgical care. They use the latest advancements in medicine to deliver the most comprehensive treatment plan for your animal and are the only veterinarian team in the Greater Cincinnati area to offer emergency pet care services. Call today at (513)683-2883 to schedule an appointment.