There are many aspects to properly caring for your pet -- from playtime and cuddles to proper dental care and vaccinations. But, one of the most essential parts of raising a pet is proper nutrition.
The most challenging part of ensuring good nutrition for your pet is choosing from the endless selection of pet foods available online and in local pet stores. It can be extremely overwhelming when making a selection that is suited for your pet’s breed, age, and specific health needs.
Nutritional Counseling Services
That is why Patton Chapel Animal Clinic offers nutritional counseling for owners and pets! Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed a few pounds, our veterinarians can be a partner in maintaining your pet’s diet. We offer counseling in food selection and feeding practices 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.
Food Allergies & Symptoms
Just like humans, pets can also suffer from food allergies. Pet owners may be unknowingly contributing to their pet’s food sensitivities by feeding them foods they are sensitive to. So, what are some common symptoms of food allergies in pets? Some of the most common symptoms of food sensitivities include:
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. Our veterinary hospital in Hoover, Alabama offers the best pet nutritional counseling in the Birmingham area.