Pet Nutrition and Diet
The food and treats you feed your dog and cat are essential to their health, vitality and longevity. A complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog and cat throughout their lifetime, and as pets age, their nutritional needs change. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles. Older pets benefit from fewer calories or may benefit from diets formulated to support chronic health conditions.
We know the decision on what to feed your pet and which treats to give your dog or cat grows more difficult each day. We offer weight and nutritional counseling for your pet. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will discuss the various food choices that are best for your pet’s health, lifestyle and age. We recommend feeding foods from reputable manufacturers, the manufacturers that also make veterinary prescription diets such as Science Diet, Royal Canin, Iams and Purina. Their diets as a whole have much more scientific, veterinary research behind them to prove they are healthy diets.
A Healthy Weight is Best for Your Pet
Keeping your pet at a healthy weight is an important part of your pet’s health and vitality. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments.
If your pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise as appropriate for your pet may be helpful. Understanding the correct volume of food to feed your pet can help too.
Prescription Pet Foods
We carry top of the line therapeutic prescription dog and cat foods. These diets are formulated for the optimal balance of pet health and nutritional support. Therapeutic diets are formulated to address specific health conditions, and we carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:
• Early Kidney Disease
• Advanced Kidney Disease
• Cardiac Disease
• Liver Disease
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Urinary Disease
• Bladder Stones
• Food Allergy
If you have any questions about the food you are feeding your dog or cat, the proper amount to feed your pet or have any other nutritional questions, please give us a call — we will be happy to answer all of your questions!