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Nutritional Counseling

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Nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? That specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day and whether you are over or underfeeding?

Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our veterinarians can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition such as heart disease, bladder stones, diabetes or kidney failure, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
Some pets suffer from food allergies that show signs of constant scratching, ear issues, gastrointestinal discomfort and in severe cases chronic diarrhea and/or an itchy bottom. It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by pet foods. We offer advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices and help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.