Nutritional Counseling

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Nutritional Counseling 2017-10-30T12:30:11+00:00

Nutritional Counseling

Choosing the right food for your pet can be quite a challenge these days.  We stock the Hills Science Diet and Prescription Diet pet food to meet the nutritional needs of any life stage of your pet.  Many health conditions can be addressed with appropriate nutrition.  Obesity is now considered one of the most serious threats to a pet’s health today.  Our veterinarians have access to some of the most comprehensive, up to date information on pet nutrition available.  Why let a pet store clerk give you advise on something as important as the proper food to feed your beloved pet.  Trust our staff to help decide what food is appropriate for your pet.

Whether your pet is overweight or underweight—or even if he or she is “just right,” but you’re questioning the latest fad diet or your pet’s nutritional needs for his or her stage of life—our veterinarians can get your pet on the right track for a healthy diet and a healthy life.

Our nutritional counseling services are tailored to your pet’s unique needs. We will assess his or her overall body index score and consult with you on what your pet is eating, how much he or she is eating, and discuss your pet’s activity level. This information is used in tandem with your pet’s overall health and stage of life to determine the best possible plan to optimize your pet’s nutrition and maintain his or her long-term health.

Our nutritional counseling services are not about pushing the latest fad diets or selling your expensive foods. Our goal is to educate you, as the owner, on what good pet nutrition is and to create a healthy routine for your pet’s diet and exercise.

Combating Pet Obesity

Sadly, pet obesity is on the rise and has reached the epidemic proportions that have been affecting humans for years. Because of this, many of the pets we see for nutritional counseling are overweight and their health is suffering because of it.

Obesity in pets can cause the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory problems
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Orthopedic problems

To combat obesity and the health affects it has on your beloved pet, we are prepared to work with you however we can to return your pet to a healthy weight and maintain that weight for his or her lifetime.