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How to Include Your Pet in New Year’s Resolutions

April 17, 2023

New Year’s resolutions are a common tradition for many people. They provide an opportunity to set goals and improve one’s life in some way. But why not extend this tradition to your furry friends as well? Including your pets in your resolutions can help strengthen your bond and improve their quality of life. Here are eight New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet to consider:

1. Get More Exercise

Exercise is important for both humans and pets. It helps keep your pet at a healthy weight, strengthens their muscles, and keeps their mind sharp. Make a resolution to take your dog for more walks or play more interactive games with your cat. Try to schedule regular exercise time for your pet and stick to it. Not only will it benefit them physically, but it will also help strengthen your bond with them.

2. Feed a Healthy Diet

The food you feed your pet has a significant impact on their health and well-being. Resolve to feed your pet a high-quality diet that meets their nutritional needs. Avoid giving them table scraps or treats that are high in fat or sugar. If you’re not sure what kind of food to feed your pet, talk to your veterinarian.

3. Schedule Regular Check-Ups

Regular check-ups are important for your pet’s health. They allow your veterinarian the opportunity to catch potential health issues early and help prevent them from developing or worsening. Make a resolution to schedule regular vet check-ups for your pet and stick to them. This can help ensure your pet lives a happy and healthy life.

4. Improve Oral Health

Oral health is often overlooked in pets, but it’s just as important as it is in humans. Dental problems can cause pain and discomfort, and they can also lead to other health issues. Resolve to brush your pet’s teeth regularly and give them dental chews or toys to help keep their teeth clean. Regular dental cleanings by your veterinarian can also help keep their teeth healthy.

5. Teach New Tricks

Teaching your pet new tricks is not only fun, but it also helps keep their minds active and engaged. Resolve to teach your pet a new trick or command this year. It could be something as simple as “sit” or “stay” or something more complex like “rollover” or “fetch.” The key is to make it a fun and positive experience for you and your pet.

6. Practice Good Behavior

Good behavior is important for both pets and their owners. Resolve to practice good behavior with your pet this year. This means teaching them not to jump on people, not to beg for food, and to follow basic commands. It’s important to be consistent with training and to reward good behavior.

7. Create a Safe Environment

Creating a safe environment for your pet is essential for their health and well-being. Resolve to make your home as safe as possible for your pet. This means securing potential hazards like cleaning products or electrical cords and making sure they have access to fresh water and a comfortable place to sleep.

8. Give Back to Other Animals

Finally, consider giving back to other animals in need this year. There are many ways to do this, such as volunteering at a local animal shelter, donating to an animal rescue organization, or fostering an animal in need. Giving back not only helps other animals in need, but it can also bring joy and fulfillment to your own life. Setting New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet can help strengthen your bond and improve their quality of life. Whether it’s getting more exercise, feeding a healthy diet, or practicing good behavior, there are many ways to make a positive impact on your pet’s life. And by giving back to other animals in need, you can also help make the world a better place for all living things, great and small.

How Can Spot Pet Insurance Help

Spot Pet Insurance can help support you in achieving these New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet. Here’s how:

  1. Get More Exercise: Spot Pet Insurance plans can cover injuries or accidents that can occur during exercise or playtime. This can help get you peace of mind knowing that your pet has coverage in case of an unexpected injury.

  2. Feed a Healthy Diet: If your pet develops an illness related to their weight, Spot Pet Insurance plans can help cover the eligible cost of treatment for covered conditions. It is important to note that Spot plans do not cover prescription foods, medications, supplements, or treatments for general weight or health maintenance.

  3. Schedule Regular Check-Ups: Spot Pet Insurance offers preventive care coverage for an extra cost, which includes coverage for wellness exams and other preventive care treatments. This can help encourage you to schedule regular appointments with your veterinarian to help keep your pet healthy.

  4. Improve Oral Health: Spot Pet Insurance offers preventive care coverage for an extra cost which includes coverage for routine dental cleaning. Spot plans offer coverage for tooth extractions for dental accidents, and accident & illness plans cover dental illnesses. This can help make dental care more affordable and encourage you to take care of your pet’s oral health.

  5. Teach New Tricks: Spot Pet Insurance accident and illness plans cover behavioral problems like aggression or anxiety. This can help improve your pet’s responsiveness and willingness to learn new tricks.

  6. Practice Good Behavior: Spot Pet Insurance accident and illness plans cover behavioral problems like aggression or anxiety, which can help improve your pet’s behavior and temperament.

  7. Create a Safe Environment: Spot Pet Insurance plans offer coverage for unexpected accidents and injuries, which can help cover the eligible cost of treatment if your pet gets injured and requires veterinary care. This can help get you peace of mind knowing that you can provide a safe environment for your pet and have financial support if your pet gets unexpectedly injured.

  8. Give Back to Other Animals: Spot Pet Insurance plans offers a 10% multi-pet discount on all pets after the first. This can help encourage pet parents to welcome new furry friends into their homes, knowing they can cover them at a discounted rate.

In addition to these benefits, Spot Pet Insurance offers customizable plan options to fit your budget and your pet’s needs. With Spot Pet Insurance plans, you can focus on achieving your New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet, knowing that you have the support you need to help keep them healthy and happy.


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