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.”