Nutritional & Diet
From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Many pet owners take nutrition for granted, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. However, did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Your pet should have a certain number of calories each day and we can guide you to know if you are over- or underfeeding. We can also help you interpret pet food labels.
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
Issues we look for:
- Stomach Problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, or constipation.
- Ongoing medical conditions or disease
- Medications your pet currently receives
- Nonstandard diet including raw, homemade, or vegetarian
- Other foods including snacks, treats, and table food
- Inappropriate feeding
- Inadequate housing
- Muscle condition
- Unplanned weight loss
- Dental health issues
- Poor skin or coat
You control the dietary nutrition of your pet which has a significant impact on the health of your pet. Give South Tyler Animal Clinic a call today to schedule your dietary nutrition consultation at (903) 561-1717.