Nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Do you know the amount of calories your pet should have each day? Nutritional counseling and a customized diet for your pet play a key role in the management and prevention of kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and other health issues.
The massive selection of pet foods available in your pet store can be overwhelming. Our staff is here to walk you through the process of sorting out the info on a pet food nutrition label, learning which ingredients are healthy and which are unhealthy for your pet.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy, and active. We also have supplements available for skin conditions and vitamins to keep your pet healthy.
Additionally, there are cases where pets may be suffering from food allergies. Pet owners may be unknowingly contributing to their pet’s food sensitivities by feeding them the wrong foods.
Knowing the symptoms of allergies and food sensitivities is important when formulating your pet’s diet. Scheduling an appointment for nutritional counseling with your vet can help you choose the healthiest foods for your pet.
Pet Weight Loss
Obesity is as serious a health issue for pets as it is for humans. Unhandled obesity can cause a host of other conditions that shorten the life of your pet and lower their quality of life.
Pets often become overweight due to the decisions made for them by their pet parents. This can include a poor diet or not getting enough exercise.
Occasionally, these weight issues are symptoms of underlying metabolic issues that we can deal with at our office.
In any case, you should help your pet to maintain a healthy weight. We are here to help. Wilkinson Animal Hospital offers programs that will safely lower your pet’s weight.
Giving your pet a balanced and healthy diet is the first step you can take, before medications and medical treatments, in order to keep them in optimal health. Contact us at Wilkinson Animal Hospital to learn more about nutritional counseling for pets in Gastonia, North Carolina.