A balanced diet is the key to a healthy pet.
Choosing nutritious foods for your pet can be overwhelming given the vast amount of pet food and brands you can choose from at a store. Nutrition counselling is designed to make it easier for you to select healthy, nutrient-filled food for your pet. Although Google has a good amount of websites you can gain knowledge and insights from, it is always best to consult with a licensed veterinarian for specific advice tailored to your pet's needs – after all, every pet is different! Contact us at 204-728-0033 to book a nutritional consultation!
Nutrition counselling typically involves discussing your pet's current diet, identifying any nutritional deficiencies/excesses, and creating a personalized feeding plan that meets your pet's specific needs. During a consultation the veterinarian will gather as much information as possible regarding your pet's diet to develop a personalized feeding plan. The veterinarian will also generally provide education and support to ensure you have all the information necessary to keep your pet healthy. Overall, the goal of a nutritional consultation is to make sure your pet is receiving a balanced and healthy diet that meets their nutritional needs and supports their overall well-being.
The frequency of nutritional consultation can vary depending on the pet's age, health status, and individual needs. The standard rule however is that pets should have a consultation at least once a year to assess their dietary needs and ensure they are receiving appropriate nutrition. However, some pets may require more frequent consultations, particularly if they have health concerns or require certain diets. For example, growing puppies and kittens may require more frequent consultations to ensure they are receiving the appropriate nutrients for growth and development, while senior pets or pets with chronic health conditions may require more frequent monitoring and adjustments to their feeding plan.
Just like humans, diet can have a significant impact on your pet's health. Simply, a balanced and healthy diet is essential for your dog or cat's overall health and wellbeing. Choosing the appropriate diet can provide the essential nutrients required, promote a healthy weight, prevent nutritional deficiencies, help manage medical conditions, support immune functions, and promote dental health.
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