Nutrition Counselling for Pets
Like with humans, food and diet serves as the fuel that gives our pets the strength and energy they need to get through their days. Pet foods are specifically formulated to include all of the nutrients that your loyal companion needs, at the correct concentration and serving. Whether you’re a new pet parent or an experienced owner, we understand that it can be overwhelming to choose the right diet plan for your pet. That being said, our team is here to guide you through all of the options out there, so that your pet can have the best diet possible.
What happens during dog/cat/pet nutrition counselling?
During a pet nutrition checkup, your pet will undergo a complete dietary exam. At the consultation, our team may recommend specialized prescription diets, elimination diets (if, for example, your pet is experiencing inflammatory reactions), and ways to prepare a more balanced diet at home.
What makes dog/cat/pet food healthy and nutritious? What ingredients should I look for?
When shopping for your pet’s food, we suggest that you take a closer look at the ingredients list. Healthy foods should include vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat. At West Brant Animal Hospital, our team members can recommend some trusted products for your pet’s specific needs. Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.
Do puppies/kittens need special food?
Definitely! Like their human babies, puppies and kittens need specialized foods to support their growth and development. Some types of pets, such as larger breeds of dogs, need an specific diet as they are prone to develop bone problems due to their rapid growth spurts.
Do senior dogs/cats/pets need special food?
Yes. Pets who are in their golden years are more likely to develop several kinds of diseases and conditions that require a specific treatment plan. Diet and nutrition also plays an important role in their therapy. For example, pets with heart disease may be required to eat foods that have significantly lower levels of sodium.