Like humans, diet and nutrition is the foundation of your pet’s good health and longevity.
At Rural Animal Clinic, our veterinarians will help you formulate the best nutrition and diet plan for your pet based on his or her age, general health and lifestyle.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the food or treats you have been feeding your pet is truly providing them with the nutrition necessary for his or her individual needs.
What you feed your dog or cat is essential to their overall health and well-being, and as pets grow older, their nutritional needs will begin to change. Each life stage requires a particular balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates; our veterinarians will assist you in making proper food choices for your pet to keep them healthy.
Nutrition & General Wellness
Imbalanced diets can be linked to conditions such as gastrointestinal ailments and dermatological problems.
By assessing your pet’s history and current health condition our veterinarians can provide you with recommendations for the specific foods that are best for your companion. We carry a wide range of prescription diets and nutraceutical supplements to aid your pet in their nutritional goals.
A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury.
Maintaining your pet at his or her ideal body weight will keep your pet healthy and can improve his or her life expectancy.
If you pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help them get back into shape. Some owners see improvement in their pet’s weight by simply adjusting the volume of food, selecting lower calorie treats, or switching to a brand of food that is specially formulated for weight loss.
Oftentimes, increasing the amount of play and exercise in addition to an adjusted diet gives your pet the greatest chance of successful weight loss.
Call us today to learn more about our nutrition and weight management counseling plans.