Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2020? If so, your dog will be right by your side as you strive towards your priorities. If Fido could make resolutions, what goals did you think he would set for himself? A local Dahlonega, GA vet lists some ‘pawsible’ options below.

Get More Treats

No surprises here: dogs are very, very enthusiastic about food. Your canine buddy may hope to score all sorts of treats this year. Snacks are fine, but don’t go overboard. Treats should only comprise about 5 percent of Fido’s daily caloric intake. It’s also best to limit fatty foods, like bacon. (Sorry, buddy: it’s for your own good.)

Avoid Baths

Although our canine pals seem to really enjoy feeling soft and clean, they aren’t very fond of the process that gets them there. Don’t let your pooch make this goal! Keep up with your furry pal’s grooming needs. Make sure to give Fido a yummy treat after his beauty sessions to get that tail wagging again.


Dogs are very playful. Fido is super adorable when he’s running after his favorite toy. Pick up new playthings for your pup regularly, and take time to play with him every day. Even a few minutes of doggy playtime will be beneficial. Plus, it will be fun for you, too!


Our furry friends love exploring new places, and sniffing new patches of grass. Keep Fido’s cute tail wagging by taking him to some new parks or trails this year. The fresh air and exercise will be good for you both!

Get The Cat To Stop Attacking My Tail

Fluffy and Fido have had a very long and somewhat tumultuous relationship. Your canine companion may want to get his bed back from his feline roommate this year. However, we suspect most dogs would settle for having their tails pounced on a bit less.

Spend Time With The Human

If dogs had one goal in life—aside from scoring as many treats and belly rubs as they could—it may very well be to spend as much time with their favorite humans as possible. Help Fido make this goal by hanging out with him every day. Time spent with dogs is never wasted!

Please contact us, your Dahlonega, GA vet clinic, anytime. We look forward to providing your pet with excellent care in 2020 and beyond.