Ensuring good nutrition is more than just watching numbers on the scale. The nutritional status of your furbaby is an important indicator of their health and welfare. Here, at My Vet Animal Hospital, we will discuss your furbaby’s overall health, diet, and any weight fluctuations during every examination as part of our holistic approach to veterinary care. We
recognise the impact diet can have on the health of your furbaby – any deficiencies or excesses in calories, vitamins and minerals can significantly impact your furbaby’s lifespan.
Our team will help you choose a diet for every age and lifestyle, following the WSAVA (World Small Animal Veterinary Association) Nutrition Guidelines. Our veterinarians also work closely with top veterinary nutritionists for patients with special nutritional requirements.
Prescription diets may be required for patients with ongoing conditions, such as kidney disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and many more. Our team helps you choose the best diets to ensure your furbabies live long and healthy lives.
Let our team offer guidance and create the best diet plan for your companion.
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Some pets requires a special diet to help manage their specific needs, be it, food sensitivities or illnesses, including diabetes, kidney disease, and arthritis. We only recommend these diets when they suit your furbaby’s individual needs. Eating an appropriate diet is absolutely vital to ensuring that furbabies live long and healthy lives.
What Does Weight Management Mean for My Pet?
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of adult cats in the US are obese or overweight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners thought their pet’s weight was normal when they were actually overweight!
Our team here at My Vet Animal Hospital tailors a weight management program to each furbaby with weekly or fortnightly weigh-ins coupled with special dietary recommendations. Specific calculations following WSAVA recommendations are performed to help your pet lose the right amount of weight safely.
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