Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition

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With so many people giving you advice on what the best diet is for your pet, from friends to the salespeople at the pet stores, it is hard to know what to believe. Our educated staff is here to help you.

Nutrition is a very diverse subject, considering how many different species we see and that they all have very specific nutritional needs. We see pets that are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  Their nutritional needs vary based on their species and sometimes even their breed.

What holds true for all species and breeds is that a foundation of good nutrition is critical. Everything starts and ends with nutrition. If you are malnourished then your immune system doesn’t function correctly and you are more susceptible to disease. If you don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D your bones will not form and strengthen correctly and will break more readily and so on down the line…. Without proper nutrition it is impossible to keep your fur or feathered friend healthy.

Please seek professional medical advice on what the best options are for your pet!

Giant Breeds

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Giant breeds such as Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, and giant schnauzers have unique dietary requirements. Very few commercial puppy foods offer the ideal mix of calcium, energy, and protein levels that these breeds need. We can provide you with feeding recommendations that will encourage your dog’s maximum growth potential without causing developmental problems. For added convenience, we also stock veterinary-approved diets for giant breeds.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your dog’s nutrition or if you would simply like to discuss this topic with us.

Puppies/Kittens

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It’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed by all the pet foods on the market. We can help you weed through the choices and find a puppy or kitten food that will meet your growing pet’s specific nutritional needs. We even carry many nutritionally balanced, veterinary-approved brands in our clinic.

Feel free to ask us for a food recommendation or to contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have. We’re happy to help!