Do you really understand the label on your pet’s food? If you’re like most pet parents, the topic of nutrition can be downright confusing, as can weight control. And with so many food products to choose from, it’s difficult to know if what you’ve chosen is truly meeting your loved one’s needs. The good news is, you don’t have to do this alone! The team at Wildwood Animal Hospital is highly skilled in pet nutrition and weight management for companion animals. We can work with you and your furry friend to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will help achieve optimum health for life!
The right diet…
Good nutrition is an essential component of your pet’s overall health and happiness. A customized diet can help your loved one develop a stronger immune system, prevent illness, manage disease and improve performance. Yet just as every animal is unique, not all pet food is created equal. Nutritional needs vary based on a number of key factors, including breed, age, size, lifestyle, activity level, current weight and the existence of any medical conditions.
Our veterinarians will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your pet to determine his or her unique nutritional needs. From there, we will develop an individualized plan that includes the type of food that would best suit your companion’s needs, lifestyle and risk factors. We will also provide advice on how much and how often your pet should be fed for optimum results.
A healthy weight…
While a chubby pet may look adorable, obesity is a serious concern that could impact your companion’s health and even take away from the time you get to share with them. That’s why making sure that your pet maintains a healthy weight is so important. We want to help you with this endeavor by determining exactly what weight range would be ideal for your companion. Then, through calorie management and exercise, we’ll help your loved one shave off those extra pounds and achieve a slimmer, healthier physique.
The final step in the process is ongoing program maintenance. As animals navigate through the various stages of life, their health care needs change – including those associated with diet and exercise. From time to time, we will need to revisit the plan we have in place and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that we continue to achieve the results we’re after. These changes typically occur when a pet reaches a certain age, such as puppy and kittenhood into adulthood and then again as your pet enters the senior years.
We may also need to make modifications based on changes in your pet’s overall health, such as the development of an illness or disease. Upon diagnosis, we will tweak your pet’s nutrition and exercise plan accordingly so that it helps to manage your pet’s condition in the most effective way possible.
You want to see your four legged friend enjoy as long and healthy a life as possible. At Wildwood Animal Hospital, we share that very same goal. Our professional nutrition and weight management services will help keep your pet happy and fit for many years to come!