We’re happy to offer nutritional counseling for pet owners of Columbia and surrounding communities. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range. If your pet is generally healthy, but looking over or under weight, lethargic, or has a dull or thinning coat, these signs could be related to their nutrition
Even if your pet is not having issues, but you want to make sure they’re receiving the best care, we can recommend products that promote health and longevity
A Big Problem
Obesity is a common problem among pets, since it can be easy to overfeed a pet that knows how to beg. We frequently reward our pets with treats, including table scraps, that only contribute to the problem more.
Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, just as it is for humans, and can cause real health problems including diabetes, damage to joints, bones and ligaments, respiratory issues, increased blood pressure and heart disease, digestive disorders and much more.
A pet’s nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. For instance, kittens and puppies need high-protein diets, while nutritional supplements may be needed to help ease the effects of arthritis in an older pet. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for them and their lifestyle. Please contact us if you have any questions; we would love to speak with you.