Nutrition is an essential part of your pet’s wellness care, but when it comes to diet, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. Younger animals need food to help them grow up strong and healthy, while older pets can benefit from diets tailored to their specific health needs. Some pets have allergies that require dietary changes. Others are facing obesity, a growing problem in both dogs and cats and a major contributor to a host of health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney and heart disease
- Shortened lifespan
How Nutritional Counseling Can Help
The good news is that many common diseases can be prevented by changes in diet, and therapeutic diets can also be used in the treatment of many health conditions. This is why we offer nutritional counseling for your pet at Central Pet Care in Carthage. Some of the nutritional topics that we can go over with you include:
- Basic nutrition and feeding practices
- Nutritional recommendations according to your pet’s stage of life
- Determining your pet’s daily caloric needs
- Interpreting pet food labels
Your pet’s weight, physical activity, medical history and genetic predisposition are just some of the many factors we consider when tailoring a nutritional plan for you to follow. We have a variety of diets available for pets in all stages of life, including diets for maintaining overall health and for meeting specific therapeutic needs. Our staff can help you find the right one for you and your pet. Nutritional counseling is included as part of the wellness exam, but you can schedule a consultation anytime.
Schedule a Nutritional Consultation
Navigating the available selection of pet foods on the market can be overwhelming, but with our expert nutritional advice, you can learn to make the best choice for your pet. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to lose (or gain) a few pounds, pet nutritional counseling services at Central Pet Care can help you and your pet meet those goals and keep your pet in good health. Give us a call at 417-358-1300 to request an appointment.