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Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition can help your pet fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your pet.

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Overview

Maintaining a healthy body weight is a very important aspect of a pet’s overall physical health. Good nutrition can help provide your pet with a happier, safer, and longer life. There are many diets that can help fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of any animal.

Why is maintaining a healthy weight important?

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a specific diet for your pet and their lifestyle.

When is a diet change needed?

Pets should be fed a balanced wellness diet based on a number of factors, including their life stage, their breed or size, activity level and any health issues they have. Diet changes are recommended when they enter a new life stage, for example, transitioning from puppy or kitten to adult or from adult to senior, usually around age seven. Diet changes may also be recommended if your pet develops any issues that could be treated with a prescription diet.

How diet & nutrition can help your pet

A healthy diet and good nutrition can prevent, reduce, or even eliminate many health concerns. In addition, there are many supplements that we may recommend for your pet's specific conditions.