Nutrition is an important component for optimum pet health. On a day-to-day basis, it is one of the most affecting factors to your pet’s wellbeing and longevity that you are responsible for. Appropriately planned and balanced nutrition can help pets’ fight diseases. Nutritional plans can be used in conjunction with treatment plans to fight diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and more.
Even if your pet does not have a chronic condition, every animal has individual nutritional needs. For example, puppies require different vitamins and minerals, and more calories in comparison to their body size, to help them grow. Senior pets also need specific nutrients for support of healthy joints and vision, and less calories in comparison to their body size as their metabolism slows down.
With so many factors to consider, the best option for most pet owners is simply to ask a veterinarian for advice.
Our nutritional counseling services can provide the following to pet owners:
In the United States, one out of every three pets is overweight or obese. Overweight pets are more likely to contract a chronic disease, their lifespans tend to be shorter, and their quality of life is not as high as a healthy and trim pet. If your pet is overweight or obese, please consult your veterinarian about an appropriate treatment plan.
The following list is a series of tips that can help to maintain a healthy weight for your pet:
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