Pets, like people, are unique and individual; they have different needs based on their size, age, and health issues. But no matter what their individual needs are, it is important that pets maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet, and receive adequate exercise to promote living longer, with fewer health issues. Southshore Animal Hospital provides pet owners in Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, and New Orleans with guidance on what you should be feeding your pet and how much.
Dogs and cats thrive when they are fed a healthy, balanced diet. Currently, however, pet obesity is a huge problem in the United States. When pets are overweight, it creates a tendency towards diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, and other chronic health conditions. Using our nutritional counseling services at Southshore Animal Hospital will help simplify just what your pet should be eating and how much.
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed, or gain a few pounds, our experienced veterinarians can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets throughout life’s stages such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden” years. If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.
Don’t be overwhelmed by choosing the right food for your pet. Let our nutritional counseling services help you negotiate the complicated array of choices and achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.