Nutrition plays a significant role in the health of every pet, from growing puppies and kittens to senior pets with age-related concerns. For this reason, we are excited to be able to offer nutritional counseling and work with our clients to help them select the best diet and feeding plan for their pets.
Nutrition is very important for every pet, at every stage of life. When pets are young, they need the right nutrients to grow and develop. For example, diets formulated for large-breed puppies are designed to support bones and joints for optimal growth. In adult animals, a quality diet is important to maintain a healthy weight and provide enough energy for daily activities. As animals age, their nutritional needs change, and they may need to be switched to a good senior diet to meet those needs.
The best way to make sure that your pet’s nutritional needs are being met is to discuss their diet and eating habits with our staff at every visit.
Obesity is a very common problem, affecting over 50% of pet dogs and cats in the United States. Often, owners overfeed pets when they beg, or show love to their pets by feeding them lots of treats and snacks. However, obesity can cause real health issues for our pets, especially as they age. For this reason, owners need to monitor their pet’s weight and diet.
If your dog or cat is overweight, now is the time to make changes for a healthier pet. Our staff can help you formulate a diet and exercise program tailored to your pet’s specific needs. Be sure to discuss any concerns about your pet’s weight at your next visit so you can keep your pet on track for a long and healthy life.
In addition to health maintenance and weight management, there are also special diets made to help pets that have certain diseases and conditions. Veterinary prescription diets are formulated to support the nutritional needs of pets with a variety of short-term or long-term health concerns. From food allergies and gastrointestinal upset to specific diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and urinary issues, prescription diets can improve pets’ health and quality of life. If your pet is diagnosed with a specific condition, our veterinarians may recommend a prescription diet to aid in managing your pet’s health.
Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about your pet’s diet, weight, or lifestyle. We are here to help you keep your pets as healthy as possible.