We Offer Nutritional Counseling During Your Pet’s Wellness Exam
We want our pets to live a long and happy life. Cats and dogs that are significantly underweight or overweight are more susceptible to health issues and complications caused by disease and injury. Obesity is a serious issue for many pets and is often a complicating factor in:
- Heart Conditions
- Liver conditions
- Metabolic and Hormonal Imbalances
- Greater Risk of Joint Disease
Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining your pet’s good health, so it’s extremely important to make sure that your pet’s diet is providing them with the adequate nutrients they need. Our veterinarians will discuss the type of food that will best benefit your dog or cat. Each life stage requires a special balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates to maintain a healthy diet, and a complete and balanced diet is essential for your pet throughout their lifetime. Your dog or cat’s nutritional needs will begin to change as he or she ages. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and growing bones and muscles, while older pets will benefit from fewer calories.
Imbalanced diets can be linked to conditions such as gastrointestinal ailments and dermatological problems. Our knowledgeable veterinarians can provide a comprehensive nutritional assessment by reviewing your pet’s medical history and current health condition. We will then provide you with recommendations for the specific foods and treats that are best for your companion. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with a wide range of prescription diets and supplements, and our staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep them happy, healthy, and active.
At Lake Worth Animal Hospital, our veterinarians can give you advice and tools to help your pet maintain a healthy weight. To learn more about our nutritional counseling services for your pet, contact us at 561-582-3364.