Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital Offers Nutritional
Counseling For Pet Health
Pets can experience many of the same health problems people do, and the foods they eat can have a significant effect on their condition and longevity. Our vets can provide nutritional counseling to help them maintain good health and to manage some health issues. At Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital in Bossier City, LA, we can help your pet maximize good health with the right nutrition.
Managing Obesity in Pets
Veterinarians find that many pets are prone to obesity because of less active lifestyles and indulgence in human table food and treats. However, the excess weight can be as dangerous to their health as it is to human health. Your vet can help you design a workable diet to reduce calories to manage weight problems, so your pet can live a longer, healthier life.
Nutritional Support For Health Problems
The right diet can also help pets that have an ongoing health problem, such as diabetes, kidney disease or liver disorders. In these cases, the veterinarian can advise you on a diet that has the right nutrient components that will help to manage the condition and allow your pet to feel better and enjoy a better quality of life. For example, the vet may recommend a diet low in carbohydrates and higher protein to manage high blood glucose levels in diabetes. Cats with kidney disease can benefit from a diet with lower levels of protein. Pets with liver problems can benefit from protein sources other than meat, more fiber and higher levels of certain vitamins. Your vet can advise you on the right levels for your pet’s condition.
Good Nutrition At Different Ages
Animals’ nutritional needs change throughout their lives. In the early months, they require more protein and fat for good development and energy. However, as they become adults, they may require a diet with less fat and lower carbohydrates. In the later years, nutritional needs again change, and your pet may require a diet that is easily digestible and helps to manage weight. Your veterinarian can help determine the right nutrients for your pet’s needs.
Make Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian in Bossier City
Dr. Meier and Dr. Hable combine their training and experience to deliver optimal veterinary care for their patients in Bossier City, AL, and nearby communities. We offer a variety of veterinary services, including wellness care, vaccinations, preventative care, dental care, surgery, diagnostics, dermatology and laser therapy.
Call Jimmie Davis Animal Hospital today at (318) 742-5353 for an appointment to learn how the right nutrition can improve your pet’s health, energy level, and longevity.