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New Year’s Resolutions For Dogs

January 1 2020

Happy New Year! Your canine buddy will stay faithfully at your side in the coming months, offering unconditional love, friendship, and doggy smooches on good days and bad. If Fido could make resolutions, what do you think would be on his list? A Westminster, MD vet offers some suggestions below.

Score More Treats

Snacks definitely rank pretty high on the list of Fido’s favorite things. Treats are fine, but don’t go overboard here. Keep snacks to about 5 percent of your pup’s daily caloric intake.

Get More Playtime

Our canine pals are very playful! Playing isn’t just fun for Fido: it’s also crucial to his health and happiness. Help your pooch meet this goal by playing with him every day.

Have Adventures!

While some dogs are definitely homebodies, most of our canine companions love exploring new places. Take Fido to a few parks this year, or explore a pretty trail or walking path with him.

Work On Petucation

Did you know that many dogs actually enjoy learning new things? If your pooch hasn’t mastered basic doggy commands yet, work on these first. Otherwise, show your furry pal some cute tricks, like Roll Over or Play Dead . Or, move on to advanced training.


While Fluffy may get the prize of sleepiest pet, Fido is no slouch in this department, either. Your furry pal may spend as much as half of 2020 sleeping! Get your pup a comfy new bed to look adorable in.

Guard The House

Dogs have been at our sides for thousands of years, and they’ve become quite protective of us in that time. Fido will dutifully ‘announce’ guests, and will do his best to scare off the vacuum cleaner.

Be The ‘Goodest’ Boy

One of the best things about dogs is the fact that they really try to please their owners. Fido loves praise and compliments, and he often puts on an adorable doggy ‘smile’ when he gets them.

Spend Time With The Human

If Fido could be granted one wish, we suspect it would be to hang out with you 24/7. Spend lots of time with your four-legged buddy this year!

All of us here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, your local Westminster, MD vet clinic, want to wish you a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year. We look forward to providing your beloved pet with great care in 2020 and beyond!