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Nutrition/Diet

Each stage of your pet's life requires a particular balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These requirements can vary depending on different factors which include age, breed, and overall health. It is important to speak to your veterinarian about the quality and quantity of food you should be feeding your pet. Too little or too many nutrients can be detrimental. The amount you should be feeding depends on life stage, activity level, and the overall health of your pet. The guidelines on a particular food package may not be the right guidelines for your pet.

 

Our experienced staff can help you figure out the nutritional needs of your pet. If your pet is either overweight or underweight, we can help your pet achieve and then maintain a healthy weight. Overweight and underweight pets are more susceptible to injury and disease. 

 

If you are unsure of what to feed your pet or how much, speak with our veterinarian during your pet's next wellness exam. We can help you to determine the best type of food for your pet based on their breed, health, and age. 

 

Our hospital also carries a variety of prescription cat and dog food. Prescription diets are specially formulated to support a variety of health issues, such as diabetes, food allergies, and urinary problems, among others. We try to stay fully stocked on popular prescription food, but it is best to give us a call to check to see if we have the food that you need in stock. If we don't have it in stock we can special order any food for our clients, and it will usually arrive within a week or two.