Nutrition & Weight Management

The nutrition that your pet consumes has a major impact on their overall health. If your pet has a chronic condition such as cancer, diabetes, or arthritis, switching to a clinically proven prescription food can make make them feel better day-to-day.

If your pet is a puppy or kitten, they have different nutritional needs than an adult. Because they are growing, they will need more calories and require different levels of vitamins and minerals.

Senior pets also have specific nutritional needs. As their metabolisms slow down, their appetites may decrease, and it important to pay attention to any sudden weight loss because this could be indicative of an underlying problem. Special supplements in food can also help their joints to remain supple and healthy as they age.

Our pets have many different nutrient requirements, mineral requirements, and calorie requirements based on their individual constitutions. Therefore, the simplest and most confident choice for a pet owner to make would be to ask a veterinarian. Our veterinary doctors have spent hours studying these topics to help inform owners of the best nutrition decisions for their pets.

If you are thinking about switching your pet’s food, consider asking your veterinarian first. Or if you are going to adopt a new pet in the near future, maybe ask your veterinarian in advance for their professional recommendations.

Information For Overweight Pets

If you are concerned that your pet is overweight, the first thing to do is obtain information about the severity of their condition through a veterinarian.

This issue will most likely be brought to your attention if you are scheduled for a routine wellness visit, when the veterinarian takes your pet’s weight measurement. If you do not have a visit scheduled soon, please feel encouraged to make one and voice your concerns.

The veterinarian will take your pet’s breed, height, age, and other factors into account when making their decision. Only a veterinarian or trained animal care professional can confidently make the determination whether your pet is overweight or obese.

Once you have a diagnosis, the veterinarian will help you identify aspects of the pet’s lifestyle that can change to support their weight loss goals, such as a change in food, portion control, and physical activity.

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