Your pet's nutrition can influence their health and overall lifespan. Pets require special foods formulated for their life stage. During a nutritional checkup our experts examine your pet's entire diet and make recommendations that are both delicious and nutritious. If you have any questions about your pet's diet or if you would like more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us today so we can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Why is nutrition counselling important?
Nutritional counselling is very beneficial for your pet. It's a chance for our food experts to examine your pet's diet and ensure it's benefitting them. Here's a list of reasons why your pet should have nutrition counselling:
- It teaches portion control. Based on your pet's size, breed and age, we can determine how much to serve them for each meal. It's important that your pet gets enough, not too much or too little, as it can lead to obesity or malnutrition.
- Nutrition counselling allows us to use your pet's food as their medicine. Pets with health issues like diabetes, allergies, and skin or coat disorders can benefit from a customized diet.
- Regular nutritional exams ensure pet owners have the same understanding of the patient's health. The veterinarian can track your pet's development and readjust their diet to encourage growth and development.
All pets should have a nutritional checkup every year. To schedule an appointment for your pet, call us at 250-376-6797.
What are healthy foods for my pet?
The key to ensuring your pet has a healthy diet is ensuring their food has enough nutrients. Your pet is drawn to the taste of their food, but as their guardian, your duty is to ensure their meals are balanced. When shopping for food, we recommend closely examining the nutritional information on the package. The label should include proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates to foster their growth and overall health.
Do senior pets and kittens/puppies need special diets?
Yes, your loyal companion has greater dietary needs when they are younger and when they enter senior status. Special foods will help with development in kittens and puppies and help restore and maintain nutrients in senior pets. Most packaged foods will have special labels that indicate what age group it is suitable for. A special diet can also reduce the effects of the diseases that senior pets are prone to develop.