4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet


Who says your New Year’s resolutions have to be all about you? If you’re the parent of a fur-baby, there’s a good chance that your beloved baby is an important member of your family. Instead of just focusing on self-love, remember that your companion could benefit greatly from a little reflection on the past year and some positive changes in the new year.


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Say ‘no’ to extra treats

Overweight pets are at a higher risk for the same health issues as we humans -  diabetes, joint and bone issues, heart disease and decreased kidney & liver function. Instead of using food to motivate your fur-baby, develop a new reward system for good behavior that involves offering a new bone or extra play time.


Keep them looking spiffy

Matted fur can be uncomfortable for your pet and may even cause skin issues for your pet. In 2018, resolve to take your pet to the groomer regularly. Depending upon the breed, certain pets should go every four weeks, while others can 6-8 weeks. In addition to getting your pet groomed, make sure that his nails are trimmed. If you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, the groomer can clip his nails during the grooming session.


Make a time commitment

In the business of everyday life, this can be difficult, but promising a little quality time with your pet can boost his health, as well as your own. In fact, studies show that a good relationship with your pet can improve both your emotional and psychological state of being.


Get your dog moving

It’s no surprise to hear that dogs need regular exercise. This year, make a commitment to take your dog on regular walks, at least once a day. Activity levels vary   depending on their breed and size. For instance, a larger breed, like a golden retriever, requires two hours of exercise a day. Regardless of the type, make sure that your pet has plenty of time to run around and play.


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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

Our last surviving fur baby get a lot of attention.  A true delight, Sheldon makes us smile with some of the antics he does

Dec 24, 2017 02:31 AM #1
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Debe, my dog Mia ate rat bait today, Had a wonderful day at the vet.  Mia is 90 lbs of muscle so the lady vet could not get the medicine down her mouth, so she left me in the room with Mia, which we wrestled for over an hour. So looks like she is okay, what a fun doggie day.

Dec 24, 2017 03:14 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. My last dog got plenty of attention. He was the boss! Enjoy the holidays! 

Dec 24, 2017 03:51 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Oh Boy....can tell you have not met Dini...His "quality time" can begin at 3 am...until whenever he decides to nap and start the cycle over again...I am coming back as my cat !

Dec 24, 2017 04:44 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for this Debe. Our loving pets deserve our devotion and care.  Merry Christmas to you and your family. D 

Dec 24, 2017 06:57 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

What a wonderful post with a set of important New Year Resolutions for your fur-babies. They do deserve all the love, devotion and care you can give them!

Dec 24, 2017 07:17 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debe. This is wonderful and important message. TY and Merry Christmas.

Dec 24, 2017 07:21 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since we just did a 4 mile walk on the beach and Henri walked 2 miles, then came home for one organic treat, we make it the best life he could ever have.

Dec 24, 2017 07:59 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debe, I love this post, such an important and thoughtful message. Our pets deserve the very best. I know how much you love your fur babies, they're lucky to have you!

Dec 24, 2017 10:27 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debe Maxwell, CRS - the benefits to having a fur baby are remarkable for you and your pet. When we moved to Sedona, there was a 78 year old retired professor and WWII pilot who walked his puppy 3 times every day.  He is 92 years old and still walks another puppy at least once a day. He and his wife and puppy will be spending Xmas at our house. I really believe that routine has kept him young. 

Dec 24, 2017 12:41 PM #10
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Love this post, Debe Maxwell, CRS . What a great idea to make the New Year's resolution all about your PETS. Your list makes so much sense, and I bet these are as hard to keep as the resolutions we set for ourselves. After all, WE take an active part. For example, it's hard to deny a TREAT to a fur baby if they are used to getting them and they look at you with those PLEADING eyes? Or taking them for a walk when the weather is terrible?

Dec 24, 2017 04:55 PM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Merry Christmas to you Debe Maxwell, CRS. I am so glad you returned to the Rain full force.

Dec 24, 2017 05:32 PM #12
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great tips Debe Maxwell, CRS and I am having to closely monitor one of my 4-legged kids as he is getting a little pudgy!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas Eve!

Dec 24, 2017 05:38 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe those would be 4 good New Year's resolutions for those who walk on two legs as well

Dec 24, 2017 07:29 PM #14
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

And funnily enough I read today that chocolate is very bad for pets. No choccy treats.

Dec 25, 2017 12:40 PM #15
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Although I don't have pets, I was intrigued by this advice because it all makes sense. The moral of the story, sometimes what humans perceive is a traditional good habit can be deadly and cause suffering to family pets. I hope others will read to understand, changing habit,s and making Pet new year resolutions is a good habit to develop ASAP. 

Dec 29, 2017 02:35 AM #16
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