Good nutrition is essential for pets at every stage of their lives. A pet's nutritional needs will change over time, which is why you will want to work with a veterinarian to make sure that your pet's needs are being met. If you have concerns about your pet's diet, you will be glad to know that our veterinarians at Jimmie Davis Highway Animal Hospital offer nutritional counseling. Visit our animal hospital in Bossier City to learn more about nutritional counseling and how it can help keep your furry friend healthy for years to come.
Why Is Good Nutrition Important for My Pet?
Obesity is a common and serious problem for pets. Pets that are overweight are more likely to develop musculoskeletal conditions and diabetes. In addition, obesity can reduce a pet's lifespan. If your pet is overweight, it's best to reach out to us for nutritional counseling before it contributes to a serious health problem. While good nutrition can help your pet avoid the risks posed by obesity, it can also be beneficial to pets facing serious health issues, such as:
- Thyroid disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver problems
Counseling can also be helpful for owners with pets that have food intolerances. If your pet isn't able to eat many types of pet food, we will work with you to find a diet that's a good fit for your pet's needs.
What Should I Expect from Nutritional Counseling?
During a counseling session, we will evaluate your pet's current diet and determine its dietary requirements. We will offer recommendations on the best food for your pet, as well as suggestions for portion control. We can even help you develop a mealtime schedule that will keep your pet nourished throughout the day.
Many pets become overweight or obese because they beg their owners for food. We will help you address these kinds of issues and provide advice on pet treats. If we recommend that you switch your pet over to a new type of food, we will advise you on how you should handle that process.
If your pet's dietary needs cannot be met by pet food alone, we may also suggest that your pet takes supplements. After your counseling session, we will schedule a follow-up appointment so that we can track your pet's progress.
Contact Our Veterinarians in Bossier City, LA
Your pet needs proper nutrition to thrive. Nutritional counseling is the best way to ensure that your pet is getting everything it needs. Reach out to Jimmie Davis Highway Animal Hospital if you would like to take control of your pet's nutrition. Call our team today at (318) 742-5353 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.