Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions this year? If so, your canine buddy will be loyally cheering you on in his adorable doggy way as you work towards your new goals. Actually, Fido has a few things on his list as well! A Scottsdale, AZ vet lists some things your pup may want to accomplish this year below.

Get More Treats

This may very well be your furry friend’s number one goal for the next 12 months. Treats are fine, and even beneficial. Just don’t go overboard with fatty snacks. Ask your vet for specific advice.

Learn Something New

Learning and growing are big parts of life. This applies to both people and pets! Make sure your furry pal knows basic obedience commands, like Sit, Stay, and Come. If your pooch has those mastered, show him some cute tricks.

Make New Friends

Does your canine companion stay home while you go to work? Enroll him in our doggy daycare, and let him run and play with his friends all day!

Avoid Baths

We know, dogs aren’t very enthralled with the idea of getting bathed or going to the salon. However, they do enjoy feeling clean and soft. Keep up with your pup’s grooming needs! Be sure to reward Fido with a treat after his baths.


Man’s Best Friend is quite curious and active, and he loves to investigate new places. Take Fido on some excursions to parks or trials this year.

Help The Human

Our canine pals are very loyal, and often want to stick close by us. (Fido may be more helpful when it comes to finishing leftover bacon than with sorting out a billing issue, but that’s another topic.) Your faithful pet will stand by you no matter what this year brings.

Belly Rubs

Dogs are always super adorable when they are enjoying getting their bellies rubbed or their ears scratched. Show Fido lots of attention this year, and make sure he feels loved and safe!

Eat New Things

You may want to curb this one: dogs have a habit of eating, well, everything. We’ve had quite a few patients swallow things that aren’t supposed to be food! Do some petproofing, and keep anything Fido shouldn’t eat, chew, or play with out of paws’ reach.

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