The new year presents us with the opportunity to take better care of ourselves, reach our goals, and make changes that will improve our lives. While we typically associate New Year’s resolutions with humans, there are many resolutions you can make to support your pet’s wellness and help your furry friends.
Go to Annual Checkups
Just like you head to the doctor for your annual physical, you should support your pet’s wellness by bringing them in for a yearly checkup. This visit allows them to get used to visiting the vet’s office. It also provides our veterinarian with the chance to detect problems before they worsen and answer any questions you have. Proactive intervention saves money and lives.
Brush Your Pet’s Teeth
Be honest – how often do you brush your pet’s teeth? Just like many people skip flossing for themselves, many pet owners do not enjoy brushing their pet’s teeth, so they ignore the task. To support your pet’s wellness in the new year, it’s a great idea to brush your cat’s or dog’s teeth once or twice a week. Beyond that, have professional dental cleanings done once a year.
Some dogs love activity, but others dread it and would much rather spend time on the couch. However, like humans, daily exercise is critical to long-term health and happiness. In addition, exercising maintains your pet healthy and limber while minimizing behavioral problems such as excessive licking, chewing, barking, digging, and other anxiety-related behaviors. Also, it helps your pet pal to build trust and confidence in you and their environment. To support your pet’s wellness, ensure that your dog or cat gets plenty of activity daily.
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.