You are what you eat! The saying is true for pets, too.
Good nutrition is the single most important thing you can do to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and long life.
That’s why we ask what you feed your pet at every visit.
What is the best diet for an overweight dog? Dr Rebecca Davies discusses nutrition facts with one of her clients, whose pet was eating too much food and gaining weight quickly.
Small tweaks to diet and lifestyle can have enormous benefits
Our experience shows that regular nutrition and exercise check-ins can help determine if your pet is eating the right food and getting the best activity for his or her lifestyle.
Let’s find out what’s important and realistic when feeding your dog or cat. Together, we can fine-tune your pet’s diet based on your routines, lifestyle, and personal preferences.
Dr Saunders keeps her pets, Oberon and Iris, at a healthy weight to avoid mobility issues. Labs and shepherds can be prone to joint issues so it’s important to keep them at a healthy weight. Call us to discuss any changes in your dog’s mobility.
Dr Emily McCann feeds her Border Collie named Rhett based on his size and activity level. She advises you do the same for your adult dogs. Dogs that maintain active lifestyles through activities such as herding, hiking, or hunting may require higher caloric intakes.
The Pet Obesity Epidemic
Our discussions can help catch obesity early. More than 50% of pets are obese, which is causing all sorts of problems including behavior issues, joint disease, skin disease, and heart disease.
We’ll help you set up weight and exercise goals that we can track over time.
What is the healthiest dog and cat food? We’ll discuss options.
We can help you with:
-The best store bought pet foods (we love Purina!)
-The best way to feed your dog or cat fresh pet food through a home-prepared diet (hint: it’s not raw food!)
-Avoiding boutique, exotic, and grain-free (BEG) diets that have been linked to heart problems in dogs
-The best pet treats
We look forward to seeing you at your next wellness visit. If it’s time to book one, contact us today.