St Clair East Animal Hospital offers comprehensive nutrition services provided by specialists in the area of veterinary.
Our specialists ensure that each of our patients is receiving an optimal diet to promote healing and recovery.
As part of your pet's wellness visit, St Clair east animal hospital includes a nutrition assessment. The veterinarian can determine whether your dog is overweight, underweight, or whether a special diet may be in order for optimal performance and health. The veterinarian can recommend the right balanced diet to promote good health and longevity. For certain diseases, a prescription diet may be recommended as part of your pet's treatment plan. These diets are only available from a veterinarian.
Diet & Weight
Young pets need proper nutrition and exercise to build strong bones and develop healthy muscle tone. Adult dogs may gain weight as their metabolism and activity levels slow down, especially in seniors. Therefore, at every age and stage of development, food consumption must be balanced with the activity level of the dog. At the regular wellness visit, we assess nutritional health and recommend appropriate exercise and proper diet to meet your pet's specific needs.
Regular exercise is important to your dog in maintaining bone strength, muscle tone, and stamina. Daily walks and play are excellent methods of promoting physical activity and enjoyment of your companion. Start early, including your pet into the daily activities of your life for a healthy, happy companion.
You Are What You Eat
Generally, most of our healthy canine patients can be fed a good quality commercial dry food kibble, in the correct amount for breed of dog and activity level. Large active adult dogs seem to thrive on this type of diet.
Special nutritional needs can also be identified as well, including special or prescription diets for:
· Diabetic patients
· Dogs with kidney disease
· Dogswith bladder or urinary tract problems
· Dogswith food-based skin allergies
· Dogswith gastrointestinal sensitivities or allergies
· Dogsthat are overweight or underweight
· Dogsthat are pregnant or lactating
· Extremely active pets such as hunters or obedience competitor