Have you ever wondered if your pet’s nutritional needs are being met? If you have ever read the back of your pet’s food package, you know how many ingredients there are. The topic of nutrition and weight control can be confusing, even for the most seasoned pet parent. Noblesville Square Animal Clinic is here to help guide you in the food selection process. We will help provide complete nutrition guidance as well as weight management services.
A balanced diet can mean the difference for your family members between simply surviving and truly thriving. With literally hundreds of different foods to choose from, figuring out which one is the right fit can be challenging. Our animal hospital team is knowledgeable and experienced in identifying the unique nutritional needs of each pet. We will assess your pet and determine the food that would be perfect for him or her. We can even determine how many calories are needed per day and the frequency you should be feeding your pet for optimum results.
Having your pet at the correct weight will help them live a happier and longer life. A few extra pounds for a person may be no big deal, but a few pounds in our pets can lead to serious health problems. Obesity can shorten your pet’s life and predispose them to health problems such as diabetes and arthritis. These are only a few reasons why making sure that your loved one maintains a healthy weight is so important. Feeding a proper diet, increasing daily exercise and calorie control will help us get your family member fit in no time.
The average dog and cat that is eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, and that are in good health may not need additional dietary supplements. However, aging or overweight pets may benefit from taking additional dietary supplements. We commonly will use supplements such as joint supplements, fatty acids for healthy skin and coats, and probiotics for balanced digestive systems. Supplements are not controlled by the way prescription medications are. Please discuss with our doctor the best brands of supplements to select. Always check with us at Noblesville Square Animal Clinic before giving your pet supplements since some supplements can interact with prescription medications.