We’re now over a week into the New Year and I have to be honest and say that I don’t really do ‘New Year resolutions’, I just aim to make the new year the best it can be, for both me and my family – furry members included!
Many of us will have unashamedly indulged in all the wonderful food and drink over the holidays and, as sure as night follows day, we always start the New Year with a few extra pounds. Our canine companions will have had their fair share of extra treats too, so they are probably in the same boat!
No worries – the shared problem can also be the shared solution!
During the winter months, we’re often a bit lethargic and guilty of staying indoors more, but the solution is simple – we just need to get ourselves and the pooch off the couch and go to the park – whatever the weather!
The exercise will do you both the world of good, but unlike running around, your furry friend is totally dependent on you to get their diet right too and their requirements will change with age.
If your dog suffers from stiff joints or arthritis , then carrying an extra few pounds will simply increase the pressure on the joints and no-one likes to see their beloved pet in pain, especially when there is something we can do to help them.
Keep their fatty treats to a minimum or, better still, why not replace their usual treats with tasty supplement treats that will not make them pile on the weight, help with pain relief and put the pep back in their step!
Whatever you decide to do, we hope all your New Year resolutions come true!
Wishing you and your canine companions a happy and healthy 2019!
Helen Broadley & The FidoActive Team
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