6 Things to Do With Your Dog in 2018

Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 behind, many of us are making resolutions for the coming year, and setting new personal goals. Don’t forget about Fido! Your furry best friend will be right by your side in 2018, providing unconditional love, countless tail wags and doggy kisses, and, of course, unwavering friendship. Here, an Orangevale, CA vet lists some great ways to make Fido’s new year fun and exciting.

Learn Something New

Man’s Best Friend is both intelligent and curious, and often really enjoys training. If Fido doesn’t have basic doggy obedience mastered yet, take time to complete his education this year. Making sure your dog obeys simple commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down, is very important! If your pooch has these basics down, show him some cute tricks, or move on to advanced training.

Try A Doggy Café

If there’s one thing that will get your furry pal’s tail going, it’s a yummy snack. Take Fido to a doggy café this year, and get him a special treat.

Visit A Dog Beach

Take advantage of California’s beautiful beaches, and enjoy a fun day at the shore with your canine buddy. Just be sure to put your dog’s health and safety first. Don’t take Fido to spots with heavy currents or a lot of wakes, and never leave him unattended near the water.

Go To The Vet

Proper veterinary care will go a long way towards keeping your canine pal looking and feeling great. Make sure to keep up with Fido’s veterinary care! Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule. After your pup’s appointment, indulge him with a yummy treat, or give him a new toy.

Have A Photo Session

Enlist a friend or family member to help you get some great photos of Fido this year. Take the pictures at dusk or dawn for the best natural light. (Tip: try downloading a pet camera app for your smartphone.)

Enjoy A Cold Snack

On hot days, it’s always great to cool off with a frozen snack. Pick up some doggy ice cream for Fido in a local pet store or supermarket. You can also make your pet some pupsicles by freezing doggy treats in sodium-free broth.

Please contact us, your Orangevale, CA pet hospital, for all of your dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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