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Diet & Nutrition


Proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your pet.

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Why is maintaining a healthy weight important?

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. There are also several metabolic and medical issues that can cause obesity in pets. Maintaining a healthy body weight is a very important aspect of a pet’s overall physical health, and good nutrition can help provide your pet with a happier, safer, and longer life. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range. There are many good nutrition options that can help fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of any animal.

When is a diet change needed?

Pets should be fed a balanced wellness diet based on a number of factors, including their life stage, their breed or size, activity level and any health issues they have. Diet changes are recommended when they enter a new life stage, for example, transitioning from puppy or kitten to adult or from adult to senior, usually around age seven. Diet changes may also be recommended if your pet develops any issues that could be treated with a prescription diet, such as stomach sensitivity, kidney or urinary issues, or a food allergy.

How diet & nutrition can help your pet

We will help you make the right dietary changes for your pet so that they can stay on track living their happy and healthy lives. A healthy diet and good nutrition can reduce or even eliminate the following problems:

  • pet allergies

  • itching and scratching

  • dull coat

  • arthritis

  • joint and hip problems

  • intestinal disorders

There are numerous nutritional supplements to help treat and/or prevent arthritis, joint problems, skin and coat ailments, as well as intestinal disorders. Many senior pets, like humans, need arthritis and joint supplements. Skin and coat supplements are a great way to keep your pet's skin and coat looking its best. Spend time brushing and massaging your pet, and look for changes in behavior or motion. This will enable you to detect changes in their coat, hot spots, unusual growths or subcutaneous tumors. Early detection can help prevent costly treatment at a later date.