A proper diet can add up to two years to a pet’s life, while an improper diet can subtract five to seven years. Capeway Veterinary Hospital’s staff and veterinarians have exceptional training in and experience with pet nutrition and are committed to helping pet owners sort through the vast number of available pet foods to find the best fit for their pet.
Pet Nutritional Counseling
With every wellness checkup, our veterinarians will discuss your pet’s current diet and help you to make any adjustments for optimal health. Clients are always welcomed to speak with our technicians for nutritional guidelines at no cost, and we have a technician specially trained in prescription diets for pets that have special health conditions.
Some of the pet food brands that we recommend include:
Roughly half of the dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a number of different health problems including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Respiratory disease
- Some forms of cancer
- Cruciate ligament injury
Adjusting the type and amount of pet food given to a dog or cat keeps weight under control while providing the body with all the nutrients it needs to remain healthy.
The veterinarians and staff of Capeway Veterinary Hospital will advise you on the proper amount and type of food to give your pet based on his or her species, breed, age, health condition, and activity level.
Nutritional Supplements for Pets
Most of a pet’s nutritional needs can be met through feeding a high-quality pet food in the proper amounts. For pets whose health condition requires nutritional supplements, Capeway Veterinary Hospital carries supplements such as:
- Skin health supplements
- Coat health supplements
- Essential fatty acids
- Joint health supplements
If you have any questions about your pet’s nutrition, please contact the helpful staff and doctors of Capeway Veterinary Hospital.