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Nutritional Counseling and Weight Management

Nutritional Counseling and Weight Management 2017-01-26T03:02:43+00:00

You are what you Eat- In this case your dog or cat is what you feed them!

Nutrition is so confusing that is why we are here to help.  We have been trained to help you feed your pet, even if you have a bearded dragon at home. We have spent a great deal of time studying nutrition and can make recommendations to you for what best suits your pet’s needs.  We provide a full line of high quality pet food for both sick and healthy patients.  We can also suggest the necessary supplements including fish oils.

Obesity

Every January we hold a annual weight loss challenge.  One lucky winner goes home with a year’s worth of free dog food.

The right diet should do more than provide calories for your dog or cat. It should work synergistically with the digestive, metabolic, and immune systems to maximize his health and longevity. Providing proper nutrition not only keeps your pet healthy but can also allow the body to recover faster from injury or disease and help bolster the immune system. Before making any changes to your pet’s food on your own, please consult with us so that we can determine the best therapeutic diet for your specific case. We address the nutritional needs of the dog or cat as a whole and only use specialized diets  which are exclusively available through veterinary hospitals and our online store. Our veterinary diets deliver high-quality, premium nutrition with exceptional palatability.

How are food ingredients utilized by the body?

  1. For Development and Maintenance – Proteins, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and some lipids (fats) provide the building blocks for tissue development and continued maintenance of body systems.
  2. For Energy – Carbohydrates and lipids (fats) power the metabolism.
  3. As a Preventative – This is achieved with specific nutrients incorporated into food rations such as antioxidants and nutraceuticals. Nutrients can contribute to the prevention of renal infections or digestive disorders, for example, and have an anti-aging effect.
  4. As Medicine – Certain nutrients added to food support the therapeutic or convalescence process, helping pets recover from a number of ailments.