Happy New Year! Are you making resolutions for 2020? If so, your canine companion will be right there by your side through the coming year as you strive to meet your new goals. As it turns out, Fido may have some resolutions of his own! A Wichita, KS vet lists some resolutions for dogs in this article.

Catch That Red Dot

It’s always fun watching Fido try to chase that little red dot from a laser pointer. Your furry pal may never actually achieve this goal, but he’ll certainly have fun trying!


Man’s Best Friend has a healthy sense of adventure, and he really enjoys going to new places and sniffing new patches of grass. Explore some new parks or trails with your pup this year. Enjoying some fresh air, sunshine, and pretty scenery with your furry best friend is a great way to spend a nice afternoon!

Get My Bed Back From The Cat

Most kitties are smaller than their canine roommates, but that doesn’t necessarily stop them from bossing them around. Good luck with this one, buddy!

Be A Good Boy

One of the many things we love about dogs is the fact that they really do strive to please their owners. Fido is always adorable when he is enjoying praise and ear scritches! Be sure to reward your furry friend for good petiquette.


Dogs are very playful, and they love to just romp around enjoying themselves. Try to play with your canine buddy every day. This will benefit Fido both mentally and physically. Plus, it’s super cute to watch!


If Fido had his way, he’d have bottomless bowls of bacon available all day, every day. While treats are fine—and are actually beneficial—you don’t want to go overboard with these fatty snacks.

Spend Time With The Human

It’s probably safe to say that one of Fido’s main goals in life is simply to spend as much time with his humans as possible. However, your four-legged friend can’t go everywhere with you. Be sure to carve out some quality time with your pooch every day. Time spent with dogs is never wasted!

All of us here at Hodes Veterinary Health Center, your Wichita, KS vet clinic, want to wish you a wonderful new year. We look forward to providing your pup with excellent care in 2200 and beyond!