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NUTRITION & DIET COUNSELING
OUR TEAM WILL GUIDE YOU TO MAKING THE BEST NUTRITIONAL CHOICES FOR YOUR PET


The ability to provide your pet with long lasting medical solutions via their dietary intake is one of the greatest advances in veterinary science over the past decade. We carry a wide array of prescription diets that can treat a variety of medical conditions. With so many products on the market, it can become very overwhelming for pet owners to make the “right” diet choices for their pets. We offer as much support and guidance as possible to each pet owner to help determine the healthiest nutrition and diet choices for their pet. A complete and balanced diet is essential for your pet throughout their lifetime. As pets age, their nutritional needs change. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles. Older pets benefit from fewer calories. If your choice is to have a home cooked diet, Dr. Shaw can develop a recipe tailored for each pet.

 
Prescription Pet Foods
We carry a wide variety of foods and nutritional supplements in the office, and in our online pharmacy. These diets are formulated for the optimal balance of pet health and nutritional support. Therapeutic diets are formulated to address specific health conditions, and we carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:


• Early Kidney Disease
• Advanced Kidney Disease
• Cardiac Disease
• Obesity
• Liver Disease
• Diabetes
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Geriatrics
• Urinary Disease
• Bladder Stones
• Food Allergy
• Weight Loss
• Cognitive Functioning


A Healthy Weight is Best for your Pet's Health
Maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight will keep your pet healthy and vital and can improve his or her life expectancy. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments.  Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them. If your pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first and best place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise as appropriate for your pet may be helpful.  Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.