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Your Dog And New Years Resolutions

by Lori Matthews

The New Year is a time for making resolutions, things that you want to change to make the year a brighter one. For many, it is losing weight and for some it is giving up smoking. We all make one, whether we stick to it or not and it is a tradition that will always be in our lives. However, New Year's resolutions do not only have to be for you, they could also stretch towards your pets. For example, wouldn?t it be nice to make a resolution so that your dog could have a better life?

Creating a New Years Resolution for Your Dog

If you are thinking of making a New Year's resolution for your dog, you may be wondering what to start with. For many dog owners, the main thing that they would like to change for their dog is how active they are. A lot of dogs gain weight through no fault of their own and their owners up until now, have not given them the appropriate exercise that they need in order to stay healthy. So, one New Year's resolution could include taking the dog on more walks.

Another thing that is extremely important is your dog?s diet. Many dog owners feed their dogs a variety of fatty foods that are basically just not good for them. They do not do this to fatten the dog up, they do it because they love the dog or feel guilty and they want to treat the dog to the wonderful things the dog enjoys - eating. Some feed less quality dog food that contains fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, by-products and more. However, these fatty treats and low quality foods are really not good for the dog and that can lead to various health problems. So, another New Year's resolution that you should take on board is feeding your dog a healthier diet including premium dog food and treats.

How Dog and Human New Year's Resolutions Are the Same

Basically, it is just like looking at your own New Year's resolutions when making resolutions for your dog only they depend on you to stick with it. You want to stay healthy and in order to do that you need to eat healthy and exercise more. The same goes for your dog. They need to be exercised and they need the right food, otherwise they can end up unfit and extremely unhealthy. If you really care about your dog, it is really important to take good care of him. Sure, your dog may love nothing more than a cookie every now and again, but depending on the ingredients, it simply may not be healthy and it could potentially harm your dog.

You need to stick to a healthy eating plan for your dog as his health really does start from the inside. When you have a healthy dog, you will notice that they are happier and a lot more active. So, if you have not yet started to look at your dog?s diet and exercise routine, now would be the perfect time at the start of a brand New Year.

Lori Matthews studies health, nutrition and wellness. She enjoys writing articles on health for both people and pets. Please visit her site containing information on healthy, premium dog food and products.

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