Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Helping you choose the best foods for your pet's dietary needs.

We recommend that your pet has at least one nutritional consultation with their veterinarian each year. The visit allows our team to evaluate your pet’s diet and eating schedule and determine how it’s benefiting their growth and overall health. In many cases, your pet’s food can be their medicine, and we can recommend prescription diets and offer vitamins and nutritional supplements to improve health conditions.

Why would my pet need a nutritional consult?

This visit is beneficial for all pets. Food is necessary for their survival, so it’s always important to evaluate their diet. The consultation is essential for young pets, seniors, and those with health issues like diabetes or obesity. All pets have different dietary needs, and with this visit, the pet parent learns precisely what they should include in their pet’s diet. 

What should I feed my puppy or kitten?

All pets should be consuming food explicitly made for them. Once a puppy or kitten has been weaned, they can eat foods formulated for their age group. The packaging usually tells the pet’s age range or size to help you choose the best option. As there are various brands, don’t hesitate to ask your veterinarian for their recommendations.

What foods aren’t safe for my pet?

It’s hard saying no to your adorable pet, but sometimes it’s the safest option. It’s normal to want to give your pet a bite of your table scraps but some foods, although safe for humans, are toxic to pets. The following foods/ingredients aren’t safe for your pet:

1.    Alcohol
2.    Onions and garlic
3.    Milk and dairy products
4.    Grapes and raisins
5.    Avocado
6.    Chocolate
7.    Xylitol found in diet foods/drinks and sugar-free candy

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