Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Responsible Pet Owners

When you list New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to add ways you want to improve as a pet owner. Pets of all sizes and breeds give us their love and trust. We should always try our best to reciprocate with responsible, affectionate care.

Whether you have a cat, dog, bunny, bird, pocket pet or a family of companion animals, we have advice to share at about how to be the best pet owner. Our large, loving staff serves Burbank Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here are five of our top resolutions for improving your pet’s life:

Provide Daily Exercise & a Healthy Diet

All companion animals need daily movement and play – from hamsters moving it through tubes and on treadmill wheels to dogs that appreciate walks and games of fetch. Set aside time to share activity with your pet, including obedience training.

Healthy weight depends on exercise and diet. Our veterinarians at Rainbow Vet can help you select the right food for your pet based on their age and any special needs, including allergies.

Cuddle Up & Groom

Most pets enjoy snuggling up with owners for tummy rubs and ear scratches and grooming. Laid back times are also good for brushing pet teeth with a small, soft toothbrush (some fit on a fingertip). Ask Rainbow Vet about toothpastes appropriate for pets.

Microchip for Emergency Identification

Sometimes, pets wander away from home or become lost during disasters. Getting an identification microchip implanted in your pet greatly increases chances of finding them.

Do a Safety Check

Poisonous plants and antifreeze spills aren’t the only toxic pet dangers in the home environment. Make sure that cleansers and garden chemicals are beyond your pet’s reach.

Maintain Vet Checkups & Vaccinations

By regularly scheduling preventive care — including vaccinations and veterinary checkups — you help to keep your pet healthy. Call or email us for an appointment at Rainbow Vet Hospital. We resolve to provide the best veterinary care in Burbank.

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