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Better Than Before: Pet Inspired New Year’s Resolutions
If you’re like us, your pets inspire you every day. Their unconditional love, boundless happiness, and ability to nap just about anywhere are all heartwarming parts of their character. And with the new year rolling in, it makes us wonder: are there resolutions we could make that are inspired by our pets?
The team at Schertz Animal Hospital put our collective minds together to think about what lessons our pets teach us on a regular basis, and we’re using those lessons as our new year’s resolutions this year. Here are are top picks for pet inspired New Year’s resolutions!
Pet Inspired New Year’s Resolutions
Live in the moment – with full days and multiple distractions, it’s more difficult than ever to stay present. Our dogs and cats aren’t stressing about tomorrow or worrying about yesterday – they enjoy each day and moment that they are in. this is something we could all be better at!
Say you’re sorry – if you’ve ever come home to a mess made by your pet (who hasn’t?) you may know that pets have some of the best sorry faces we’ve ever seen. When you make a mistake in life, take a cue from your pets and own up.
Play more – Pets love to play, and watching your cat stalk and pounce on a feather wand or your dog go after a ball at the park is one of the joys of pet ownership. Play is an important component of happiness, and so playing in whatever way you love is vital to your health, too.
Look at things from a new angle – have you ever seen your dog lie on her back, looking around from upside down? Talk about a fresh perspective! Sometimes it’s good to get a new take on things, and our pets have taught us that it’s ok to lie down, hang your head off the couch and look at everything from a new angle.
Nap often – napping can refresh you and help reduce anxiety and stress. Have you ever wondered why your cat has that ultra relaxed and all-knowing look? Cats nap up to 23 hours per day. ‘Nuff said.
Drink more water – water is a vital component for good health. The average adult does not drink enough water to maintain good hydration. When we see our dogs lapping it up after a long walk, we are reminded that we need to make water a priority.
Get a checkup – every year we take our pets in for their preventive health care exam, and our needs are no different. Let’s all resolve to be seen by our doctors at least one a year to maintain our health and happiness!
Smile more, laugh often – our pets never fail to put a smile on our faces. But did you know that people who smile more are healthier, happier, and may even live longer? The health benefits of smiling include lower blood pressure, stronger immune function, and even pain relief. So crack a smile more this year!
Make new friends: foster – making new friends can lead to overall happiness, so this year, why not consider adding a new friend to your pet family?
There you have them, our favorite pet inspired new year’s resolutions. We can, and often do, learn so much from our pets. Are there other resolutions you have made as a result of learning from your pets? Give us a call and let us know! And from our family to yours, a very Happy New Year!
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I LOVE Dr. Mossberg. He and the staff are Amazing and SOOO CARING! They are the BEST — M. Lerma
Dr. Mossburg is WONDERFUL! He is so patient! Answers all my questions. I don't feel rushed. He is just so awesome with our Sophie! — S. Cobarruvias
This is the only place I trust with my girl. They always take great care of my Yorkie. — A Byrd
We can't say enough about Schertz Animal Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez and the whole staff are wonderful and so caring. — P. Ring
This is a wonderful animal hospital. Will highly recommend them for anyone who loves and cares about their pets. — B. Lewis
Have taken our pets there for years. Dr. R. Is the best. We appreciate him and the rest of his hard working staff. — C. Yeary
These are our first pets and first ever Vet visit. We are very pleased with the attention, knowledge, and quality of care. Very pleased with our decision!. — J. Tibbetts
We love the care the staff provides, they are big enough to provide services without having to wait long for an appointment, but still make you feel like family. Love this place. — T. Ha
Took my cat in today on an emergency basis and they were so helpful and kind. They have done what they can for him. I have a dog too and this is the only place I will be taking her to. Best vet we have ever been too. — L. Hamilton
Exceptional customer service and great care of my Sammy! Dr. Rodriguez "Dr. R" is the BEST! — A. Garcia
We absolutely love Schertz Animal Hospital for our puppy! They are so caring and take good care of our Bella. — P. Willard
The entire staff is friendly to me and my Bradley. I feel that my Bradley is in good hands. — A. Cano
Love Schertz Animal Hospital. The staff are all friendly and helpful. Dr. Mossburg is thorough and caring. We have taken 3 of our rescues there. Most recently our 7 year old Rottweiler we rescued. They have always taken excellent care of them. — A. Peterson
Schertz Animal Hospital really cares about your pet. They know their stuff. They been in Schertz for many years. All the doctors really know how to relate to us as they are pet owners too. I highly recommend them for all your Veterinary needs. You won't be sorry. SAH thank you for taking such great care of my Service Dog. — K. Duchess
Schertz Animal Hospital is a group of some of the most selfless people. They have been so attentive and caring to my pups, literally dropping everything to care for their needs. I am blessed and ever so grateful to have this team a part of my little family's life. Alley and Noah looooove you all! Y'all are the bomb dot com! Keep on keepin' on ladies and gents! — A.H
Dr. Mossberg and his assistant, Terri, are outstanding! Rusty can be difficult and they are so patient and kind. My husband and I really appreciate that they go the extra mile! Thank you!!! — T. & M. Taylor
I am totally satisfied with the practices, procedures, and service currently in place and have no recommendation for improvement. — R. Schutte
The front staff are awesome and have great attitudes. Very friendly and approachable. — R. & D. Carter
This is the one place that I feel completely safe with taking my Jasmine too. All of you take good care of her. Thank you. — C. & J. Smith
I appreciate being able to walk in (I did call first) with no appt. The doctor was booked but he still took care of my pet. Kudos to Dr. Rodriguez!! — S. & C. Mag
You are doing everything super good!!! Keep it up!!!! — W. Williams
I have never had a vet office that treats its patients so well, and throughly explains all diagnosis and possible treatment. I have always bragged on this office and will continue to do so. — M. & N. Heller
Always professional, clean atmosphere. — J. Wilson
Love how Dr Rodriguez has a passion for what he does - it makes a huge difference! The staff is friendly and caring - thank you. — Anonymous
Very nice facility that is well kept up. Whenever one of my pets needs medical care,I know I can rely on Schertz Animal Hospital to provide excellent care. — D. & R. Lanier
Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are always pleasant, caring and I feel very confident in the care given to all of our pets! :) — M. & J. Hild