Ever stroll down the pet food aisle at your local supermarket or pet supply store? There are so many different brands and choices, it can be downright overwhelming. Especially if – like most parents – you’ve never received any formal training or experience in animal nutrition.
Yet good nutrition and a healthy weight play a critical role in your companion’s ongoing health and wellbeing. In other words, it’s not something you should just take a guess at.
So how can you know for certain that your pet’s current diet is effectively meeting all of his or her nutritional needs? What about weight? Are you confident that your companion’s weight falls where it should?
With professional nutritional counseling and weight management services from Animal Medical Center of Wyoming, you can get the expert guidance you need to confidently answer these questions and more.
Our team is trained and experienced in all aspects of animal nutrition. We can develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend, and help them achieve optimum health for life!
The process begins with a detailed analysis of your pet’s unique nutritional needs. This analysis takes into account such important factors as your pet’s age, species, breed, current weight and the existence of any medical problems. Gathering all of this information will help us determine what type of food, and in what quantity, would be best suited for your companion. We may recommend switching to prescription diet, as these foods tend to offer more benefits than regular store-bought products.
Next, we’ll tackle the topic of your pet’s weight. Many pet owners fail to realize that a few too many (or too few) pounds can have a direct impact on an animal’s length and quality of life. Pets that are overweight are at a higher risk of developing serious medical conditions, such as diabetes. Conversely, underweight animals can be much more susceptible to injury or illness. We’ll work with you to determine the ideal weight range for your companion, and develop a plan to achieve and maintain that goal weight over time.
Finally, we will need to reevaluate our approach from time to time. As animals age, their health care needs change, as do their nutritional and weight management requirements. For instance, a puppy or kitten’s nutritional needs are vastly different from those of a senior animal. It’s important that we assess and modify your pet’s nutrition and weight control plan to account for these changes so that it remains as effective as it was originally designed to be.
If you’re finding it difficult to figure out what food is right for your pet, or you’re not sure where the scale should be in terms of your companion’s weight, don’t take any chances. Give us a call and let us help develop the perfect plan for your pet!