One of the fundamental components of the health of your pet is nutrition. By feeding your pet a high-quality food and limiting treats, you can encourage increased energy, manage weight, and maintain optimal health.
Nutrition and Weight Management
Pet obesity is linked to several secondary conditions that affect the major organs of the body, such as the heart, kidneys, and liver, and can decrease lifespan by 2–3 years. Yet, it is estimated that 58% of cats and 54% of dogs are considered overweight or obese.
Through a combination of nutritional consultation, portion control, and increased physical activity, your pet can stay at a healthy weight.
Dietary Consultations for Health & Life Stage
As your pet ages, his nutritional needs will change. There are many pet foods formulated specifically to address life stages, including growth-oriented puppy/kitten, active adult, and senior pet formulas.
For pets with medical concerns, there is a wide selection of specialty diets that can assist in alleviating the severity of symptoms or the progression of the illness or disease.
Some pet health conditions addressed by special diets include:
- Kidney disease
- Urinary tract infections and bladder stones
- Dental disease
- Gastrointestinal sensitivities