Nutritional Counseling

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Whether your cat or dog is a picky eater or tends to snap up anything that looks remotely edible, ensuring pets receive proper nutrition through a balanced diet will provide them with everything they need to live a long, healthy life. Amidst all the pet food trends, brands, and choices at the pet store, selecting the right diet for your pet can feel overwhelming. Dr. Cooper at Compassion Animal Hospital provides nutritional counseling to help our clients make the best food choices for the health of their pets.

What Is Nutritional Counseling?

Nutritional counseling is professional dietary guidance for pets. Provided during wellness exams and appointments for overweight, diabetic, or other sick pets, nutritional counseling helps pet owners choose the right foods, treats, and dietary supplements for their pets based on their cat’s or dog’s specific needs.

Why Choose Professional Nutritional Counseling for Your Pet?

Wellness

Providing pets with proper nutrition is one of the best preventative care techniques available. With a quality balanced diet, your pet will receive all the vitamins and other nutrients his or her body needs to function at an optimal level. As a result, your pet will enjoy a stronger immune system, increased energy, and a decreased risk of developing chronic health problems.

Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential to the health of cats and dogs. Obese pets are at a severely increased risk of developing chronic health problems like diabetes, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and mobility issues.
Most pets won’t stop eating when they’re full, which makes it essential for pet owners to give their cats and dogs proper portions of food and treats each day. Obese pets also tend to not live as long.

Disease Management

Maintaining a healthy weight and ensuring your pet receives a quality balanced diet will help to keep chronic health concerns like arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, skin and coat disorders, and even food-related allergies at bay.As our pets age, and as natural disease processes occur, prescription diets made for specific problems related to various organ systems can be prescribed as an adjunct to medical treatment that can help lengthen their life spans.

Nutritional Counseling with Your Pet's Woodland Park Veterinarian

During your pet’s nutritional counseling appointment, Dr. Cooper will help you set a goal weight for your pet and provide you with nutritional guidance. We welcome you to schedule an appointment today.