New Year, new you, new doggy routine! A new calendar has dawned, and it’s the perfect time to set some trends for your dog. From snappy grooming to dental hygiene, you find a kennel full of ways to start your pooch’s year well. Here are our top five!
Give your dog an A1 groom
Is your pooch a little shaggy? A little scruffy? A little messy, grungy, or fluffy? Now is the perfect time to give them a New Year-friendly haircut! If you invest some time and money in a chic canine haircut now, you’ll only need to lightly trim your pooch between now and winter. Winning!
Stock up on doggy dental hygiene products
Many Pet Owners skimp on dental hygiene when it comes to their pets. However, poor dental care can lead to major health problems for your dog. To combat these threats, set the trend of brushing your dog’s teeth every day. Moreover, you can use these weeks as a chance to stockpile some dental hygiene products. OraVet dental chews, teeth-friendly chew toys, and prescription dental kibble from your vet are all great places to start. On which note…
Start with a vet checkup
While a bit obvious, a checkup with your vet is a sensible way to start your pooch’s year. By booking your pup for an appointment with your vet, you can pinpoint any health problems early in the year. This will allow you to take any preventative measures, and plan properly for the next 12 months. If you don’t have a go-to vet, Pawssum can send one to your home.
Map out some new dog walk routes
Your dog may love their routine, but they also love a good adventure. Instead of walking your pooch along the same daily route, spice things up by plotting out a few different circuits. While they may be suspicious of the change at first, they’ll come to love the variety in their walks.
For more territorial dogs, your creativity will serve a bonus purpose. By changing their routine, you’ll ensure they don’t become too attached to the same walking route. This will deter them from viewing every dog, cat, human, and pigeon they pass as an intruder on their turf. In other words, you’ll be able to enjoy a drama-free walk!
Would you like to REALLY start your New Year on the right paw? Find them the right Sitter!