Pet nutrition plays an important role in the health and wellness of your pet. Through dietary counseling, our Rowland Heights, CA, vet can help you make wise decisions concerning what to feed your furry friend. Pets differ in their dietary needs depending on their age, size, breed, and overall health. At Walnut Valley Animal Hospital, we encourage pet owners to make nutritious dietary choices that will help enhance their pet’s health. Here's how dietary counseling can benefit you and your furry friend.
Pet Nutrition and Health
Like people, pets need nutritious food to grow healthy and strong. With so many choices of pet food on the market today, it can be difficult for pet owners to get this aspect of pet care right. Getting the input of a veterinarian can help. Our vet can recommend nutrient-rich foods conducive to your pet’s unique health care needs.
The nutritional needs of puppies and kittens, for example, greatly differ from the dietary needs of adult dogs and cats as baby pets are still growing and developing. Some pets might need foods rich in protein for immune health but reduced in calories to keep them from becoming overweight. A well-balanced, nutritious diet tailored to your pet’s lifestyle and vet-care needs will help keep your furry friend healthy, energetic, and happy for years to come.
Benefits of Nutritional Counseling
As pets age, they become less active physically, which can lead to excessive weight gain or pet obesity. An overweight pet is prone to diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other health issues. Pet obesity can be avoided with help from your Rowland Heights veterinarian. Through dietary counseling, pet owners can learn:
- How to choose the right food for their pet, taking into consideration its age, size and breed
- The dietary requirements for their pet and how best to meet their pet’s dietary needs
- Valuable tips on food portions and feeding schedules to help their pets grow healthy and strong and stay at a good weight level
- How to navigate dietary changes for older pets, sick pets, or pets who are undergoing a change of lifestyle
Your pet’s nutritional needs may change at different stages of its life. By working closely with our Rowland Heights vet in establishing a healthy diet for your furry friend, you can have greater confidence in meeting those needs throughout your pet's life.
Get Pet Nutrition Advice for Pet Obesity and Problems with Pets Being Overweight
Need help choosing a healthy diet for your pet? Contact us at Walnut Valley Animal Hospital in Rowland Heights, CA at (626) 965-4941 today for dietary counseling. We’re here to meet your pet care needs.