The right food can make a big difference in your pet’s health but when supplementation is needed, we are here to guide you on the best and safest choice for your pet. Not all supplements are created equal and over supplementation can be just as hazardous as under supplementation. It is important to assess your pets overall condition and current dietary status to develop a unique supplementation plan specific to your pet. We will work as your partner to help you understand supplementation and when it is appropriate for your pet.
If you choose to use over the counter supplements, please bring them with you to your pet’s annual veterinary visit. We will record these in the medical record to prevent cross reactions with other medications we may use in future.
Treats come in many shapes and sizes and some are better than others. Typically, as is with human “treats”, pet treats are very calorie dense in relation to the size of the treat. If your pet is at risk for obesity, a good place to start is looking at the calorie count of each treat and seeing just how many “treat calories” your pet is consuming each day. If you need help finding a lower calorie option, give us a call!
As a general rule, look specifically for treats that have been “made in the USA” to avoid possible toxin contamination. This has been a problem in recent years primarily with treats originating in China. If you need additional help in choosing the right treat for your pet, please do not hesitate to call.
We’d be happy to recommend a diet for your pet. Veterinary consultation is required for our prescription diet foods and our supplements.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs.