Good nutrition is as important for animals as it is for people. When your pet is overweight or has a health problem, the right nutrition can make a significant impact on their ability to maintain health. Your veterinarian can provide critical advice on the right food for your pet’s needs. At Richview Animal Hospital serving Etobicoke, ON, we offer consultation on nutrition to help your pet achieve optimal health. A “veterinarian near me” at our animal hospital can help provide nutritional consultations.
Young Animals May Need Additional Nutritional Support
Occasionally, young kittens and puppies fail to thrive on commercially formulated kitten and puppy food. They may have genetic deficiencies or predispositions that require additional support with vitamins, minerals or other components. A veterinarian at our animal hospital can investigate the problem and can help you find an effective nutritional plan to help your pet thrive.
Weight Management Is Important to Pet Health
The pet population is experiencing a rise in obesity, like that seen in the human population. And as with humans, those extra pounds can contribute to several diseases that can impact your pet’s life, such as diabetes, heart disease and joint problems. During your regular visits to the vet, any problems with weight can be noted and discussed, so you can begin to help your pet reach a healthy weight, for a long and active life.
Some Health Problems Can Benefit from Nutritional Support
Nutritional consultation can also help pet owners provide the best diet to help manage health problems. If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, the veterinarian can help you find foods that are low in carbohydrates, to avoid rises in blood sugar levels. Pets with heart conditions may benefit from a diet that has plenty of protein, is low in sodium and has vitamins and minerals that support heart health. Pets with liver or kidney disorders can benefit from special diets that have components that support good health. Animals that have food allergies or sensitivities can also benefit from the advice and recommendations provided by a veterinarian at our animal hospital who does nutritional consultations.
Visit a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital for Nutrition Consultations
Our veterinary team at Richview Animal Hospital can provide care for pets, using their training and experience to keep pets in Etobicoke, ON, and surrounding areas healthy. We offer many services, including vaccinations, wellness care, dental care, parasite prevention, surgery and emergency care. If you're looking for a “veterinarian near me”, call us at (416) 245-8805 for an appointment to discuss your pet’s nutrition and how important the right food is in maintaining good health.