Englewood Review Newspaper | Englewood, FL
Advanced Search

• National Headlines
• CDC Microsite

• Bulletins

• MORE Town News
• MORE Arts & Entertainment
• MORE Club News
• MORE Kids' News
• MORE Business News

• Notable Neighbors
• Amanda Glam
• Home & Garden
• Nola's Notes
• Englewood History
• Shore Fishing
• This 'n That
• Real Englewood Area Dish
• Day Trips
• Welcome Back!
• Old Englewood Village Association
• Nature Calls

• Submission Form

• Submission Form

• Local Places of Worship
• Add a Link

• Box Office News
• B & B Theatres, Venice
• Regal Town Cntr., Pt. Charlotte

• Dining Guide
• Coupons
• Summer Breeze Deals

• Libraries
• Schools
• Pet Adoptions
• Favorites
• Add a Link

• Travel Info
• Seniors
• Recipes
• All About Food

• History Articles
• Past Pioneer Days

• Archives

Nola's Notes
home : features : nola's notes
January 20, 2021

12/17/2020 3:55:00 PM
Nola's Notes

Nola's Notes

New Years Resolutions for Pets
Zeke and Nola both want pet owners to include their animal companions in their New Year’s resolutions. Although they endorse most of these resolution ideas, the first one which is an important one for their health, they would rather skip.
Weight Control. As with humans, it’s easy to slip your pet too many extra treats and more than its correct portion size daily. It is estimated that over 50% of cats and dogs in the US are classified as overweight! To help combat this issue, you need to correctly measure your pet’s daily intake and treat consumption. Talk with your Vet about the best way to obtain the weight loss necessary (a rough estimate is 25 to 40% drop in daily calories.) For dogs, you can add non-starchy vegetables to their diet like green beans. Increasing exercise is beneficial, too. Also, choose an age-appropriate food (e.g. puppy/kitten, adult, senior) as nutritional needs change over the pet’s lifetime.
Add More Exercise. Dogs need to be walked daily (at least five times a week) and/or given plenty of active play time with you or at a local dog park. If you don’t have time or the ability for a good long walk, hire a professional walker to do the task for you.  Cats need some activity, too. Suggestions include interactive toys, stalking a laser pointer and playing with a ball, catnip, etc. Anything that triggers a cat’s predatory instinct is a great way to get them moving.
Fun & Playtime. Stimulate and enrich your pet’s life by introducing it a new activity during interactive play or teaching your pet a new trick or skill which stimulates its brain.
Teeth Brushing. Dental disease affects nearly 85% of dogs and cats over three years of age according to statistics. Ideally, you should brush their teeth daily to help eliminate tartar and prevent dental disease. You can find tutorials online on the proper technique for both dogs and cats.
Regular Vet Visits. Younger pets may only need one annual visit for a general health check and vaccinations but pets five & older need a bi-annual wellness check. Regular exams will monitor overall health and help catch potential health issues that could worsen over time.
Update Your Pet’s ID Info. Have you moved or changed phone number? Is your pet missing its ID tag with correct contact info? Have your pet microchipped which allows shelters and veterinarians the necessary contact information if your pet is found (make sure that info is current as well.)
Daily Grooming Time. Grooming helps remove excess fur and distribute oils from the skin to the fur, keeping it healthy. It’s also a great bonding activity as the majority of pets love to be groomed in a soothing manner that demonstrates that you love them.
Zeke, Nola and the other office dogs at the Englewood Review wish you and your pets a happy, healthy 2021!

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Pioneer Days E-edition
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Site Design and Content
Copyright 2021 1up!

Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved