Pet Nutritional Counseling
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?
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.
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.
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.