With so many food types and treat brands on the market, it can be difficult to know if the product you have chosen is providing your pet with the nutrition he or she needs to stay healthy and strong. The food and treats you feed your dog or cat are essential to their general health and well-being. As pets age, their nutritional needs change. Every life-stage requires a certain balance of protein, fats, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates.
At your pet’s next wellness exam, talk to one of our veterinarians about the type of food that will best benefit your dog or cat. We are glad to help you choose a food based on your pet’s breed, health, age, and body condition.
Pets that are overweight or underweight are more susceptible to disease and injury and can shorten their life expectancy. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. North Shore Family Pet Hospital can help you manage your pet’s weight or weight-related health problems. We have found that the most successful outcomes to weight loss efforts result from clients who regularly follow-up with us, whether through telephone consultations or return visits, to ensure that their pet is on the right track. We encourage clients to weigh their pets on a regular basis. Clients may bring their pets to the hospital for a weight check any time for no charge.
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 your pet may develop during his or her lifetime.
Please give us a call today if you would like to talk nutrition, diet or weight management with one of our staff members or to make an appointment to speak with one of our veterinarians about maintaining your pet’s healthy weight.