You likely know how important it is for you to eat healthily. As such, you may take the time to eat healthy foods and watch what you consume. Unfortunately, when it comes to your pets, you may not realize just how important nutrition is to them. It is equally as important to ensure that your pets are eating healthy and getting the nutrition they need. Here at Brentwood Animal Hospital, we offer pet nutritional counseling to ensure your pet is getting the nutrition they need. Here is more about this service.
How Your Pet’s Nutrition Can Affect Their Life
The foods you feed your pet can have an effect on their overall health and lifespan. Feeding them the wrong foods or too much food can cause them to be obese. This can lead to joint problems and can shorten their lives. Some pets have food allergies. This can cause them rashes or itching. It is also extremely important to ensure that your pet is getting the nutrition they need as they are growing to help them develop and thrive.
Why Every Life Stage Has Different Nutritional Needs
It is important to meet with a pet nutritional counselor to help you determine your pet’s nutritional needs. Different breeds of dogs have different nutritional needs. On top of this, your dog has different needs based on the various life stages they are at their activity level. The same is true for cats. The needs for a kitten differ from the needs of a senior cat. Many people simply turn to the Internet to determine what their pet’s nutritional needs are, but this may not be the best option.
Why Turn to a Veterinarian for Your Pet’s Nutritional Needs
We can sit down with you to determine what your pet’s lifestyle and activity levels are, what breed your pet is, and his or her life. Based on this information, we can recommend food to you that best meets your pet’s nutritional needs.
You want your pet to live a full, healthy, and long life and so do we. Call us today at (850) 434-2646 to schedule a pet nutritional counseling appointment for your pet today.