Diet & Nutrition
The food you feed your dog or cat plays an important role in his or her overall health and well-being. As pets grow older, their nutritional needs also begin to change. Each stage of life requires a special balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. At Mayde Creek Animal Health Center, we can provide advice and guidance to keep your pet as healthy as possible. At your pet’s next wellness exam, talk to our veterinarians about the type of food that will best suit your pet. We are happy to help you choose a food based on your pet’s breed, health, age, and health condition.
Nutrition & General Wellness
Imbalanced diets can be linked to conditions such as gastrointestinal ailments and dermatological problems. By assessing your pet’s history and current health condition our veterinarians can provide you with recommendations for the specific foods that are best for your companion. Mayde Creek Animal Health Center’s pharmacy carries a wide range of prescription diets and nutraceutical supplements to help your pet reach their nutritional goals.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Pets that are overweight or underweight could have an underlying illness, and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. By maintaining an ideal body weight, your pet will be healthier and can improve his or her life expectancy. If your pet is overweight, there are many ways to help them get back into shape. Some pet owners will see an improvement in their pet’s weight by adjusting the volume of food, selecting lower calorie treats, or switching to a brand of food that is formulated for weight loss. Typically, increasing the amount of play and exercise in addition to an adjusted diet gives your pet the greatest chance of shedding the excess weight.
Like people, diet and nutrition is the foundation of your pet’s good health and longevity. At Mayde Creek Animal Health Center, our veterinarians will help you create a nutrition plan for your dog or cat based on his or her age, general health, and lifestyle.