Fido’s Holiday Wish List

Are you finished your holiday shopping yet? Have you figured out what to pick up for your dog? Man’s Best Friend is a wonderful friend and companion to us. Fido is more than a buddy: he’s part of the family. It’s no wonder so many people pick up extra doggy toys and treats this time of year! Playthings and snacks are definitely appropriate gifts for dogs, and are both beneficial. A good doggy bed is another great choice. But if your canine pal could make his own wish list, what else do you think would be on it? Endless belly rubs? Car rides? That squirrel across the street? A Livonia, MI veterinarian offers a few possibilities in this article.


Do you always take Fido down the same block for his walks? That could get a bit boring for your canine buddy. Mix things up a bit, and take your pooch to a park on nice days, or explore a hiking trail.

Wellness Care

Proper veterinary care is very important. While we’re pretty sure the actual examination wouldn’t make Fido’s wish list, he’ll certainly enjoy the benefits of good health. Regular examinations, wellness care, and parasite control will all help your pooch feel his best.


While it won’t be the end of the world if the occasional piece of bacon ‘accidentally’ falls into your pet’s mouth, don’t overindulge him with fatty snacks. Give your pooch healthy treats instead. You can get that furry tail wagging with bits of plain, cooked meat without the fat or bones; peanut butter; salmon; and other nutritious snacks. Ask your Livonia, MI vet for recommendations.


Training can really benefit your canine pal. Make sure your pooch knows the five basic commands, which are Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. If Fido knows these, teach him some adorable tricks, or more complex commands.


Carve out some time just to play with Fido. It may only take a few minutes of your time to make your pet’s day. Chances are, you’ll both enjoy it!


Most of all, what Fido wants is your love. Indulge your furry bff: take time each day to pet your canine buddy, talk to him, or just enjoy some quiet time relaxing together.

Happy New Year! Please reach out to us for all your dog’s veterinary care needs in 2016 and beyond. We will be here.

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