Your pet needs a complete and balanced diet throughout their lifetime. As your dog or cat ages, their nutritional needs change, too. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles. Older pets benefit from fewer calories. Appropriate feeding throughout all stages of your pet’s life can prevent diet-associated diseases and can assist in the management of other diseases. We offer a full line of prescription diets in our clinic and on our store called Vetsource (please click the link to access our online store).
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Proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in the body to function properly. Your dog and cat needs fresh water, protein, fats, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates.
Maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight will keep your pet healthy and vital and can improve his or her life expectancy. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.
If you pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise as appropriate for your pet may be helpful. Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.
We carry therapeutic prescription dog and cat foods. We carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:
We will discuss the various food choices that are best for your pet’s health and body condition with you during your pet’s wellness exam. If you have any questions about the food you are feeding your dog or cat, please give us a call—we will be happy to answer all of your questions!
Our onsite and online pharmacies also carry a full line of prescription food diet products to meet the special nutritional needs of your pets.