Nutritional counseling is an important part of your pet’s regular veterinary assessment. Every pet is unique in some way when it comes to nutrition. Growing puppies and kittens have different nutritional needs than adult dogs and cats. There are a variety of pet foods available on the market. We have selected nutritionally balanced brands that we are confident will meet your puppies’ and kittens’ growth requirements. (http://www.petfoodnutrition.com/)
Feeding the appropriate amount of food is as important as choosing the best foods for your pet. We can help you select from a variety of commercially prepared, premium pet foods or veterinary directed diets on the market.
Some owners are becoming more interested in feeding homemade diets or providing a variety of whole foods to supplement their pet’s diets. This can be particularly beneficial when your pet has a chronic disease condition – we often can control both the symptoms and progression of disease by formulating a home-cooked diet. We have a number of methods to help you to formulate a nutritionally balanced home-cooked diet – please feel free to give us a call and we can provide you with more information!
One of the most common findings in the examination room is obesity. Over 60% of our pet population is overweight. This can cause significant health problems and will shorten your pet’s life. We see a much higher rate of diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis in overweight pets.
We offer free nutritional counseling to our clients that will help your pet reach his or her ideal weight. All of our staff have undertaken extensive training to help ensure that they can properly educate you on how to help your pet reach a healthy weight!
Our registered veterinary technicians will consult with our veterinarians to make accurate recommendations for your pet’s weight loss. If necessary, we can also discuss pharmaceutical methods that may help your pet reach their ideal weight sooner.