The food you feed your pet is important and a complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog and cat throughout their lifetime. Reading labels can be tricky and knowing what is best for your pet’s age, health condition, life style and disease risk factors takes expertise. That’s why Animal Hospital at Baldwin Park offers nutritional counseling for pets. We will discuss with you the healthy food choices that best suit your pet’s needs and also fit within your budget.
A healthy weight is best for your pet’s health!
Maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight is best to keep your pet healthy and vital and can improve his or her life expectancy. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.
If you pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him or her get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise appropriately for your pet may be helpful. Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.
Prescription Pet Foods
We carry top-of-the-line therapeutic prescription dog and cat foods. These diets are formulated for the optimal balance of pet health and nutritional support. Therapeutic diets are formulated to address specific health conditions, and we carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:
- Early Kidney Disease
- Advanced Kidney Disease
- Cardiac Disease
- Liver Disease
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Urinary Disease
- Bladder Stones
- Food Allergy
If you have any questions about the food you are feeding your dog or cat, please give us a call—we will be happy to answer all of your questions!