Ensuring your pet receives proper nutrition is a big responsibility, and it is often one that can be a source of stress for many pet parents. At Lafayette Veterinary Care Center, we offer nutritional counseling services to help pet parents make the right decisions about their pet’s diet. Our pet nutritionists help pet parents know what type of food their pet needs as well as how much and how often.
We Make Sure Your Pet Receives Proper Nutrition
Why is nutritional counseling necessary?
Weight Issues – One-third of pets in the United States are overweight. Because overweight pets are so prevalent, many pet parents don’t know when their furry companion has become overweight. Nutritional counseling eliminates the risk of your pet being at an unhealthy weight, either over or underweight, by providing clear nutritional guidelines and a feeding schedule.
Life Stages – Pets have different nutritional needs in different life stages. The nutritional needs of a puppy or kitten will be different from those of an adult dog or cat or a senior dog or cat. Additionally, life stages such as pregnancy or nursing will also cause your pet to have specific dietary needs. Nutritional counseling allows pet parents to make the right decisions for their pet’s health at every stage of the pet’s life.
Breed-Specific Nutrition – Specific breeds have specific nutritional needs. For example, the metabolism of a Chihuahua and a German Shepherd will be vastly different, so they will have different dietary needs. Additionally, some breeds are more active than others and will need more food and exercise. Nutritional counseling at Lafayette Veterinary Care Center helps pet parents make the right dietary choices for their pets based on specific needs related to breed.
A Lifelong Pet Plan for Every Dog and Cat
Although being in charge of your pet’s nutrition may seem overwhelming, the pet nutritionists at Lafayette Veterinary Care Center are here to help you help your pet. We are dedicated to helping your pet live their happiest and healthiest life. Our expert advice will help you achieve and maintain the best possible nutrition for your beloved pet.