Setting a New Year's Resolution?
Don't Forget to Include Your Pets!
As we head into 2015, many of us are setting goals for the year ahead.
But as you write out your New Year’s resolutions, it’s important
to keep your pets in mind as well!
Here are a few tips for making 2015 a happy and healthy year for our
Schedule a check-up.
Now is the perfect time to pay a visit to your veterinarian.
Annual veterinary exams will help ensure that your pet is up-to-date on
the latest vaccinations and flea/heartworm medications. It will also help
avoid preventable health problems like diabetes and arthritis. If it’s
been a year or more since your pet has seen the vet, make an appointment
2. Take a walk.
If you plan to focus on fitness this year, be sure to incorporate your
pets! We think taking a stroll through your neighborhood or an afternoon
hike is always more exciting when you bring your furry friends along.
Adult dogs need at least 30 minutes of exercise twice a day—jogging,
playing fetch, and swimming are all great options. Keep your feline friends
in shape with rousing play sessions and fun furry toys.
Now that the hectic holiday season has come to a close, consider giving
your pet’s fur, teeth, nails and ears some extra attention in the
New Year. Resolve to brush your pet every day and check their teeth, nails
and ears at least once a week. Routine care is important for your pet’s
health and hygiene, and it has the added bonus of making them feel happy,
clean and loved.
4. IDs, please!
It’s important for all pets—even the ones who live indoors—to
wear an ID tag. January is a good time to make sure that all their information
is up-to-date, or to invest in tags if you haven’t already. Implanted
microchips are also a smart option.
Happy New Year from Noah’s
Get Your Doggone
Good Cookbook Today!
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation's Doggone Good Cookbook is here!
These cookbooks make excellent gifts for
all your animal-loving friends and family! Cookbooks
can be purchased at the shelter Tuesday through Friday from 1:00–5:00,
and Saturday from 10:00-4:00. You can also order cookbooks
from us and have them delivered directly to your door. Cookbooks are
$15.00 each, plus shipping and handling. Your purchase of our
Doggone Good Cookbook makes it possible for us to continue
In addition to over 200 of the best recipes submitted by friends of Noah's
Ark, the cookbook is a "whose who" of Noah's Ark residents and alumni,
with over 150 pictures of our (and your!) beloved animal companions. We've
also got Happy Ending stories, a place to keep track of your favorite
recipes, and a chapter devoted to dog and cat treats. Take
a peek inside and then order your cookbook! Bone