Nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age? Do you know the number of calories your pet should take each day and whether you are over or underfeeding? Nutritional counseling and a customized diet for your pet play a vital role in the management of many serious diseases. Our veterinary staff at Safe Harbor Animal Hospital are proud to offer nutritional counseling services for all of our pet owners in Pensacola, Florida.
Considerations when formulating a nutritionally dense diet for your pet:
Your pet’s nutritional needs change with age
Your pet’s dietary needs change with their activity level
A customized diet for your pet plays a vital role in the management and prevention of kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and other health issues
Constant scratching, ear issues, gastrointestinal discomfort, chronic diarrhea, and itchy bottom are all signs that your pet may be suffering from allergies. The endless variety of pet foods and brands can be overwhelming for a pet owner, especially while negotiating with specific food sensitivities. Knowing your pet, we can point you in the right direction and offer the best diet options.
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed a few pounds, the veterinarians at Safe Harbor Animal Hospital can be a crucial partner in maintaining your pet’s health. We offer counseling in food selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, such as heart disease, bladder stones, diabetes or kidney failure, we can help you select a complementary diet.
Giving your pet a balanced and healthy diet is the first step you can take, before medications and medical treatments, in order to keep them in optimal health. Contact us at Safe Harbor Animal Hospital to learn more about nutritional counseling for pets in Pensacola, Florida.