8 Items to Help Pet Parents Keep Their New Year's Resolutions

Putting the goals in #squadgoals.
By: Aly Semigran
Dog and woman out for walk.

2018: the year you finally get in shape, eat healthy, travel more and, of course, be the best possible pet parent you can be.

New Year’s resolutions can be tough to make and easy to give up, but when you have the right tools at your disposal, the sky’s the limit.

If you’re a pet parent with major goals for you and your cat and/or dog in the new year, these eight items will help you get exactly where you want to be:

A Fitness Tracker


In addition to having your very own Fitbit smart watch to track your heart rate and fitness goals, you can get the canine equivalent, the FitBark, for your dog. This lightweight, waterproof monitor tracks your dog’s activities throughout the day, and even allows you to compare their activity to your own.

A Healthy-Eating Cookbook


If one of your 2018 goals is to make healthier meals, why not give your dog the same advantage? After you find the perfect natural recipe for yourself in a cookbook that’s best fit for you, you can flip open any page of “Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals “ and find something equally healthy and yummy for your pup to enjoy.

A Travel Carrier


You’ve packed your amazing new suitcase to the gils with everything you’ll need for your next adventure, but you forgot one main thing: your pet! If you’re heading on a pet-friendly trip in 2018 and need your companion by your side, allow them to travel in comfort and style with this airline-approved pet carrier. This tote bag includes fleece pads, a storage case and safety buckle zippers among other features that will put pet parents worries at ease, whether they’re traveling by plane, train or automobile.

Dental Products


Since this is the year you’re going to finally start flossing every day (no, really!) then so should your dog. Lucky for them, flossing won’t have to be a chore, thanks to the Booda Fresh ‘N Floss rope toy that doubles as a dental product.

Mental Stimulants


It’s easy to let your brain go to mush in the wintertime, so if one of your resolutions is to keep yourself stimulated and challenged with brain teasers and puzzles, you can give your kitty the same advantage. This treat maze and puzzle feeder not only keeps them fed and happy, but mentally sharp as well, especially during those humdrum days with limited sunlight. If they need a new challenge, you can even make them a homemade one for some extra stimulation.

An Air Purifier


Now that you’ve finally planned to kick your smoking habit (hooray!), your pets will be especially grateful. Make sure your household loses all trace of that icky smoke smell with the GermGuardian air purifier, and you and your pets can sigh that breath of relief.

A Clicker for Training


A new year brings a new opportunity to learn a brand new set of skills, not only for you, but your pets as well. Tap into your trainer instincts and teach your cat or dog a whole new set of tricks (including fetch) in 2018 with the help and guidance from a big button clicker trainer.

A Toy Box


This is the year you kiss clutter goodbye, including your dog or cat’s beloved toys, which always happen to take up the most amount of floor space. Not only will this cute and personalized handmade pet toy box make a nice bit of new decor, you can train your pet (hello, clicker) to put their toys away.

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