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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

A significant component of caring for your loyal companion is catering to their nutritional needs. At our clinic, our team provides a complete breakdown of the dietary requirements your individual pet needs to grow and develop at each stage of its life. Without proper nutrition, pets can develop many health issues such as malnourishment, gastrointestinal problems and hair loss. What you decide to feed your furry friend is an important part of their overall well-being. Let us help you give them the best development.

What happens during nutritional counselling? 

During a nutritional checkup, our veterinarians examine your pet’s diet. Not only do we focus on what they eat, but we are also interested in their appetite, water consumption and their weight. As your pet’s guardian, you’ll be informed of your pet’s development and progress for their age and breed. You may also ask about new foods to introduce to your pet or any eating issues you’ve noticed. After examining your pet, our team may recommend a special diet for them. Nutritional counselling is really a way for you and your veterinarian to be on the same page about your pet’s nutritional health. 

How often should I take my pet for nutritional counselling? 

Each pet should have at least one consultation for nutritional counselling each year. During an annual exam, we will examine their eating habits. Outside of these yearly consultations, we encourage our clients to contact us if there are concerns or changes in their loyal companion’s appetite. We strongly recommend a consultation if your pet is a new member of your family. To schedule a consultation, call us at 519.641.8383

What are healthy foods for my pet? 

Each pet is unique and requires a different amount of nutrients. Younger and older pets may have special conditions that require special foods to boost their immune system. You can speak with your veterinarian to get a diet tailored to your pet’s needs. In general, veterinarians recommend foods rich in carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. When shopping for pet food, look for labelling with the words such as “complete and balanced.” 

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed exam room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic