Animals have various nutritional requirements depending on their age, breed, and health status. Proper nutrition has a huge impact on your pet's overall health whether they are young and healthy, senior, or have a medical condition. We recommend consulting a veterinarian or veterinary technician regarding their nutrition. Our team has received formal nutritional training to learn what specific recommendations should be made during the lifetime of your pets. We will work with you to find your pet a food that optimizes their health, while still ensuring it aligns with your ideas and budget. Call us at 519-653-1003 to book an appointment!
What are some benefits of nutrition counselling?
Just like how diet is of great importance to us, it is also very beneficial for your furry friend:
- Optimize health in patients with medical conditions
- Prevent disease in healthy and aging animals
- Prevent and treat obesity
Is it normal to change my pet's diet throughout their life?
It is not uncommon for your pet to be moved through 5 different diet choices throughout the various stages in their lifetime depending on their age, lifestyle, and possible disease. Every pet responds to specific diets differently. Some may have allergies or health issues that require special food. Each pet should be assessed on an individual basis.
What kind of nutrients should be incorporated into my pet's diet regime?
When looking for the perfect pet food, it is important to check the ingredients and nutrition label. During a nutrition consult, our team will teach you how to interpret food labels to ensure your pet gets the most out of their diets. Some essential nutrients include:
- Vitamins – A, B, C, D, E, and K
- Minerals – Calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and sodium
- Amino acids
- Omega-3 fatty acids