Diet & Nutrition
Imagine if you ate the same meal day in and day out; the ingredients in that meal would need to provide you with all of the nutrients that you need.
Hopefully you can appreciate why your furry little one’s diet needs to be complete and balanced! Choosing an appropriate diet can set your pet on a path of lifelong good nutrition and help prevent many problems, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders, and obesity. Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, breed, and health. For instance, senior pets have different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions can benefit from specific diets.
Our veterinarians are here to help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet. Contact us to set up a nutrition consultation for your furry little one.
Giant dog 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 ensure your growing puppy is getting a well-balanced diet with the specific nutrient levels required for a giant breed. We want your puppy to grow to its full potential, but at a pace that won’t cause developmental issues. Once your puppy is full grown it will still require a diet that is specialized for a giant breed dog.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your dog’s nutritional needs at any stage of life. The veterinary team will discuss diet with you during your canine family member’s annual physical examination, but if you have questions between visits please don’t hesitate to contact us.
It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the pet food options on the market when choosing a diet for your new puppy or kitten. There are many different brands, ingredients, nutrient profiles, and types of diets available for your furry little one. It is extremely important to get your new furry family member off to a good start by selecting a diet that will meet their growing body’s nutritional needs.
When you come in for your new puppy/kitten’s first visit to the clinic, feel free to bring in the bag/can of food that your furry little one is eating for a veterinarian to look at. We will be able to tell you if that diet is well-balanced and meets the nutritional needs of your little one, and if it is, how much to feed your furry family member each day.
Feel free to contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have.