With the wide variety of commercial and prescription pet foods available, picking a diet for your pet can be difficult and overwhelming. Sometimes the diet is simply one that your pet will eat or one that is less expensive than another. However, not all pet foods are equal and feeding your pet the right amount is not always as simple as following the directions on the package. Choosing an appropriate diet can set your pet on a path of lifelong good nutrition and help prevent many problems, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders, and obesity.
Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, breed, and health. For instance, senior pets have significantly different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions can benefit from special diets. Our veterinarians can help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet. We can counsel you on which foods are the best choices based on your pet’s needs and your financial considerations, how much to feed, and even how to decode pet food labels.
We can create a nutrition plan specifically for your pet, and we’re also happy to work with owners to help their overweight pets slim down to a healthy weight. Call us to set up a personalized nutrition consultation for you and your pet.