Pet nutrition can be a confusing subject. There are hundreds of pet foods on the market seemingly everywhere we go: grocery stores, pet stores, health food stores, specialty shops, grooming shops and on the Internet. Each food touts itself at the optimal nutrition for your pet. Many pet diet decisions are made with the powerful influence of advertising by the food conglomerates who produce the best selling but least nutritious foods for our pets.
Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining the good health of your pet. Proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in the body to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies, as well as excesses, are a major problem in veterinary medicine.
Maintaining your pet at his or her ideal body weight can extend life expectancy by up to 20%. Proper nutrition can also solve chronic skin problems and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Some pets require special food, and all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet based on your pet's physical examination, life stage, lifestyle and health needs to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.