With all the pet food choices on the market, it is hard to know which food, and how much food is right for your unique pet. From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age, breed and activity level? Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day and whether you are over- or underfeeding your pet?
During your pet’s preventative care exam our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s nutritional needs with you and answer any questions you may have. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, we can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, adult maintenance, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.