It’s common for pet owners with a healthy cat or dog to choose a pet food based simply on whether or not your pet will eat it. However, not all pet foods are created equally. Also, feeding your pet the right portions is not as simple as following the directions on the package. Finding the most appropriate diet for your pet can set them on a path of lifelong proper nutrition and help prevent many problems like allergies, nutritional deficiencies, obesity, and skin and coat disorders.
Nutritional requirements for cats and dogs vary depending on a variety of factors including breed, age, and health. For example, senior pets have different nutritional requirements compared to kittens and puppies. Animals with diabetes, kidney disease, or other health conditions can also benefit from a diet catered to their specific health needs. Our veterinarians are always happy to help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet. We will counsel you on which foods will be appropriate based on your pet’s specific needs as well as your financial considerations. We’ll also help you find the appropriate portions for your pet and we can teach you how to “decode” pet food labels.
Not only can we create a great nutrition plan for your pet, if your pet is overweight, we can also help you with advice to get them down to a healthy weight. Call us today to set up a nutritional consultation for you and your pet.
Giant breeds like Irish wolfhounds, Great Danes, and giant schnauzers have unique dietary requirements. There are not many commercial dog foods that offer the ideal mix of energy, calcium, and protein levels that these breeds require for a healthy diet. That’s where we can help! We’ll provide you with feeding recommendations that will encourage your dog’s maximum growth potential without causing developmental problems.
It is certainly easy to get overwhelmed and confused by all the pet food options on the market. We’ll help you weed through choices and find a puppy or kitten food that will meet your growing pet’s nutritional needs. We also carry veterinary-approved food brands at our clinic.
Feel free to ask us for a food recommendation or to contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have.
This minimally invasive procedure allows us to see inside an animal’s body and take biopsies without surgical intervention
We offer spaying, neutering, soft tissue, and orthopaedic surgery services at our veterinary hospital.
If you notice your pet has bare patches, lumps or bumps, or is scratching excessively, give us a call right away