Nutrition & Weight Management from your Vista CA Veterinarian
The right diet and a healthy weight are important components in your pet’s overall health. Yet, just a simple stroll down the pet food aisle of your local grocery store will tell you it’s not always this straightforward. In fact, with so many different food products to choose from, and such little information on what the proper weight range should be, managing this aspect of your pet’s care can be a challenge – even for the most experienced pet parents.
What you need is the guidance of an expert – someone who understands companion animal nutrition and can get your pet on the path to optimum health. You need the team at Palomar Animal Hospital on your side! We’ll work with you and your pet to determine his or her precise nutritional and weight control goals, and then develop a customized plan to help achieve and maintain those goals over time.
What you feed your pet can have a direct impact on his or her health and longevity. It can improve performance and even help to manage existing medical conditions. The first step in determining what food is best suited to meet your pet’s unique nutritional needs is to identify exactly what those needs are. Our experienced pet nutritionists will analyze your companion, considering such important factors as age, breed, weight and current health. This will help us to develop a customized diet to help support your pet’s personal best.
The second part of our nutritional counseling services is weight control. This is an important topic because pets that are overweight by even just a few pounds are at a much greater risk of developing a number of serious, sometimes life threatening medical conditions. Conversely, if your pet is underweight, he or she may be more susceptible to illness or injury. Our team will work with you to determine your pet’s ideal weight range and develop a plan to both achieve that target weight range, and maintain it over time.
The final component of your pet’s nutrition and weight management plan is ongoing maintenance. As animals age, their needs change. The nutritional plan we developed for your puppy or kitten will no longer be sufficient to meet your pet’s changing needs as he or she transitions into adulthood and beyond. We will reevaluate our approach from time to time and make any necessary adjustments as they are needed to ensure that your pet’s plan continues to meet his or her needs over time.
You want the very best for your animal friend, and so do we. Let our expert nutrition and weight management services help keep your pet in tip-top shape for life!