Proper Nutrition for Optimal Pet Health
Dogs and cats need a diet that is highly digestible and rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fats. Many diseases can be prevented by a healthy and balanced diet of these essential nutrients. Lack of nutrition can cause a wide array of diseases from skin disorders to diabetes.
Nutrition and Allergies
Allergies, although not life threatening, can be dog-gone life altering in terms of your pet’s quality of life. Although no one has come up with a definitive answer for the cause of all allergies, most recognize that nutrition plays a key role. For pets with food allergies, hypoallergenic and alternative protein diets are available to aid in giving your pet a healthy life.
Our pets are important to us and we treat them like family; however, they do have different needs than we do where nutrition is concerned. Nutrient needs change throughout a pet’s life and excess levels of nutrients often lead to health problems. The proper balance of vitamins and minerals combined with nutrients will help ensure your pet’s wellbeing. Pet food with proper AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) labeling, along with advice from your veterinarian, will help you decide what your pet should be eating. Pet food labels can oftentimes be very deceiving, so be sure to ask your veterinarian about what food is best for your pet.
We recommend the following brands of pet food:
- Science Diet
- Royal Canin
If you have questions about the best diet for your pet, please give us a call.