Pet Nutritional Counseling
Excellent nutrition can help extend the life of your pet and keep him healthy throughout all life stages. Your choice of pet food determines if your pet gets the proper nutrition, including vitamins and minerals, he needs to grow. If you need help choosing quality food for your animals, contact your Canton, GA, veterinarian for pet nutritional counseling at the Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic.
How Pet Nutritional Counseling Can Help
Many common diseases may be prevented by a simple diet change. With nutritional counseling, we can go over basic nutrition and feeding practices, provide nutritional recommendations, determine how many calories your pet needs in a day to prevent obesity, and help you interpret pet food labels
Understanding Nutritional Requirements
Nutritional requirements vary depending on age, breed, and health of your pet. Puppies and kittens need additional requirements to keep up with the growing demands of their bodies. Senior dogs also have special needs and need more protein to accommodate the loss of muscle mass. Animals with allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders and obesity require a special formula to help prevent outbreaks and for weight management. Food with appropriate levels of certain ingredients can positively impact your animals’ health and may help extend their life. With nutritional counseling, we make sure you can identify these ingredients and choose food with excellent nutritional value.
Some foods incorporate marketing ploys that make you feel the food is healthy when it’s not. Labels that claim “all natural” or “organic” do not necessarily mean that pet food is better for your pet. Our veterinarian can help you make an informed decision based on your pet’s needs and take into consideration your finances.
Animals with pet allergies, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and other ailments may benefit from a therapeutic diet. At Acres Mill, we carry a selection of prescription pet foods to meet the needs of your animals. Diets that we do not routinely stock may be special ordered with a few days’ notice.