Proper nutrition is a significant part of health and well-being for any pet. All Creatures Veterinary Hospital of Brooklyn provides knowledgeable nutritional counseling for healthy dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small mammals, as well as nutritional support for sick and medically complex pets.
They Are What They Eat
While it is true that animals in the wild will eat some pretty diverse things, our pets deserve a nutritional plan that provides healthy growth during the early stages, positive maintenance for adults, proper weight, and immune support when needed. We assess each pet for nutritional balance at every wellness visit, and make recommendations for food, treats, and dietary supplements.
Nutritional needs will vary throughout your pet’s life. Factors that may precipitate a change in diet or further testing include:
- Activity level
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Dental issues
- Lifestyle changes
- Overall condition
Our veterinarians are skilled in diagnosing problems that are positively impacted by a change in diet. We make recommendations for optimal nutritional support and offer guidance in bringing your pet back to a state of health.
Pets Have Weight Issues, Too
Obesity is a serious health problem for any pet. Some of the issues that plague obese pets include heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, CCL injuries, and a decreased life expectancy.
Sadly, more than half of all dogs and cats are obese. We help pet owners prevent obesity through:
- Nutritional assessment
- Food and treat recommendations
- Instruction in proper activity
- Environmental modifications for injured or aging pets
- In-depth discussions during your wellness visits.
Your questions and concerns are always welcome, and we provide the resources you need to care for your animal companions.
If you should notice a sudden or dramatic weight change between visits, a call to our office is recommended. Abrupt changes in weight often signal a developing medical problem.
To learn more about the proper weight for your pets, weight management tools, and more, visit the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP).
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