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New Year's Resolutions to Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy: Ideas from a Trusted Matthews Veterinarian


to improve your own health this year, why not come up with some health goals for your four-legged family member, too? As an experienced Matthews veterinarian, Best Care Animal Hospital wants to help you give them an extraordinary life. For this reason, we decided to share a few New Year's resolutions for pets. Keep reading to discover a few easy lifestyle modifications that can have a substantial effect on your furry friend’s well-being! 

Improve Their Diet

Each year, many people commit to eating healthier. Maintaining a healthier diet is an excellent resolution for your four-legged family member, too. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices when you're shopping for your dog or cat’s food. Familiarize yourself with your pet’s nutritional requirements to find food that is appropriate for them. Our veterinarians are here to lend a hand if you are uncertain of your pet's needs.

Commit to Daily Exercise

Lack of exercise is a top cause of boredom and behavioral problems. It also contributes to obesity. Keep them healthy (and happy!) by providing adequate exercise every day. Dogs need regular walks, but games like fetch and hide-and-seek are great ways to exercise, too. Toys that engage your feline friend's prey drive are the best way to keep them active. Consider investing in cat trees for your pet to climb and explore, too.

Seek Wellness Care from a Matthews Veterinarian

Even if your pet is free from health problems, they need to visit a Matthews veterinarian annually for wellness care. Routine wellness care — including things like physical examinations, vaccinations, and parasite prevention — helps ensure your cat or dog's long-term health. Keeping up with preventive care is a key component of being a responsible animal owner, too. If you have fallen behind in this area, make 2022 the year you commit to getting your pet back on the right track. Call today to schedule an appointment.


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Conveniently located in Matthews, North Carolina, we are thrilled to offer a wide range of veterinary services for dogs and cats in the greater Charlotte area. We provide preventative care and a number of other services to keep your pets feeling their best.
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