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5 Ways To Keep Your Pet Healthy In 2020

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2020? If so, why not incorporate your pet into your goals? This is a perfect time to take a look at your furry buddy’s care regimen, and perhaps do a bit of tweaking. Here, a Bend, OR vet lists some great ways to keep your pet healthy this year.

Good Food

Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of any good pet care routine. Offer your four-legged friend the best food you can afford, and go by your vet’s recommended serving sizes. Treats are fine, but you don’t want to go overboard.


Playing benefits our animal companions in many ways. It keeps them fit physically, allows them to burn off excess energy, and can be very helpful in curbing behavioral issues. Plus, it’s fun! Give your pet lots of toys, and play with them every day. Those play sessions will be fun for you both!


Our furry pals have a huge capacity for getting into mischief. Petprooofing is a good idea, regardless of what type of pet you have. If you have a kitty, we also recommend keeping Fluffy indoors. As for Fido, make sure he is properly trained, and don’t let him run around off-leash.

Regular Veterinary Care

The best way to keep your beloved pet healthy is to keep up with their veterinary care needs. Adult dogs and cats should come in at least once a year. If your animal companion is a puppy, kitten, or senior, or has medical issues, your vet may recommend more frequent appointments. At home, it’s also important to keep an eye out for signs of illness, such as vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory issues, and lethargy. Call us right away if you notice anything wrong.


Small touches can help keep your furry friend much more comfortable. This will in turn make them feel loved and safe, and keep them from feeling stressed. Comfy beds are on the list for both dogs and cats. Fluffy will also appreciate some kitty furniture and a clean litterbox, while Fido may enjoy a doggy jacket or doghouse. Also, pay attention to your pet, and make sure they feel loved.

All of us here at Westside Pet Hospital, your Bend, OR animal hospital, want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year. Please feel free to contact us anytime!

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