New Year Resolutions for You and Your Pet

There’s no better time to reinvent yourself and change your life for the better than the new year period. Whether you want to trim down on the carbs or commit to some excellent travel plans, resolutions are a great way to turn your life around, but have you ever thought about where your pet comes into your new year’s resolution plans? Here, we’ll be showing you some of the best new year resolutions for you and your pet!

New year resolutions for pets

Measure Your Pet’s Food!

Resolve to measure out your pet’s food everyday to avoid overfeeding. A lot of pet owners simply pour out food for their pet, stopping when it looks about right. However, this can quickly lead to overfeeding and immense weight gain. By measuring out your pet’s food and giving them only the amount of food they need, as most likely detailed on your food packaging, you avoid this problem altogether. Also, it means you don’t have to watch your diet on your own – your pet will be watching their waistline, too!

Take Up New Activities

If you’ve only been walking your dog around the local park, you’ve been missing out. There are so many other things you could be doing with your favourite pet, and there’s no time like the present to take them up. Commit to travelling to your national parks throughout the country, take up running, or any other of a plethora of activities. Join a group of like-minded pet owners to get even more ideas!

Play with Your Pet More Often

You can also make extra playtime with your pet one of your resolutions. Play is an essential part of your pet’s life, creating and maintaining bonds and keeping your pet fit and healthy. We understand that finding time to play with your pet can be difficult, but it’s absolutely pivotal that you do. For your cat, you can encourage their predatory instinct by playing with a laser pen. For Fido, a ball and a park should be a good start!

Groom Your Pet Frequently

Grooming is one of the best ways to encourage a bond between you and your pet. Brushing their fur daily also helps to transfer essential oils from the skin to the fur to keep it luscious and full. And finally, brushing your pet frequently will reduce the amount of hair you find on your clothes and floor! All good reasons to start grooming your pet more often this year.

New Year, New Tricks

It doesn’t matter how old your dog is, all you need to teach them a new trick is time and patience. This year, how about teaching your dog a new trick, one that you always meant to teach them but never quite got round to it? Not only will your dog have a new party trick you can show off, you’ll also keep your dog’s brain healthy as mental stimulation can limit cognitive deterioration in dogs.


For all things pets, look no further than Jaycliffe Pets. We offer quality kennels, cattery and grooming services to the Rotherham area and beyond. To discuss booking your dog into our kennels or to enquire about our expert grooming services, please contact our friendly team today.