28 Feb A New Year for Our Furry Friends
When a new year rolls around, many people create new year’s resolutions. Some vow to exercise more, take up a new hobby, or visit family more regularly. So, why can’t these resolutions extend to our furry friends? The dawn of 2022 is the perfect time to take a look at your dog’s habits and assess whether there is any chance that could make your pup even healthier and happier. Read on to learn more from Woofs & Wags dog boarding in Maryland.
New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Pup
A dog’s new year’s resolutions can be very similar to your own. Ideas include improving eating habits, attending regular checkups, learning a new skill, and getting regular activity.
Leading professionals and vets recommend dogs should eat at least two meals a day, 12 hours apart. However, three equally spaced meals a day can be just as great. Also, our fluffy friends are very cute, so it can be tempting to feed them too many treats. And, while it’s completely normal to want to treat your dog, it’s not always healthy. For that reason, limit treats so they take up no more than 10% of your pet’s daily calories.
No matter the age of your dog, it’s still important to attend regular check-ups. While these check-ups may become more frequent later in life, even a young and healthy pup should visit the vet at least once a year, if not twice, for routine checks.
Keeping your furry friend’s mind active is one of the most important things for keeping them happy and satisfied. And, while taking your dog on daily walks helps keep them occupied, teaching them a new skill can be equally as beneficial. Some skill ideas include barking on command, fetch, and spin.
Dog Boarding in Maryland
Finally, dogs love socializing and not just with their owners! So consider dog boarding or dog day camp as a different option for the new year. Some owners find it beneficial to send their dogs on trips to boarding kennels, like Woofs and Wags in Baltimore. That way, they can get to know new friends and practice their social skills. If you think your dog would enjoy dog boarding in Maryland, contact Woofs and Wags today to learn more about our services.