Nutrition is a key component of your pet’s healthy life. Unfortunately, less than 10% of pet owners actually know the correct proportion of essential nutrients their pets need. For many pet parents, filling the food bowl daily and handing out the occasional treat to their companion is a duty they perform without giving much of a thought. However, it’s time to reconsider your pet’s diet and regroup!
A complete and balanced diet (carbohydrates, fats, protein, and vitamins) should be provided to your pet at every stage of growth. For instance, younger cats and dogs should be given diets to support the growing muscles and bones. As the pets grow older, their nutritional needs change as well, and they benefit more from fewer calorie food.
Prescription Pet Foods
At Richland Animal Clinic, we understand that giving your pets the nutrients they require is an important aspect of restoring them to health and maintaining their overall welfare. For this reason, we offer a wide array of prescription foods and therapeutic diet plans to meet your pet’s nutritional needs. These diets are formulated to address health issues, including cognitive malfunctions, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, kidney disease, obesity, and cardiac disease.
Additionally, we acknowledge that proper nutrition is often dependent on various factors including a pet’s health condition, age, and breed. For this reason, our veterinarians are committed to providing nutritional counseling and advice on how to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Our nutritional counseling services include:
Weight loss plans
Understanding pet food labels
Proper quantity to feed your pet each meal
Feeding management techniques such as feeding schedules
Food recommendations based on your pet’s current life stage, skin, weight, breed and health needs.
If you are seeking help with your pet’s diet, contact Richland Animal Clinic today to book a nutrition counseling appointment.