Pet Nutrition for Better Pet Health
A complete pet wellness and pet health plan that includes a nutritional diet and regular visits to the veterinarian is a crucial part of owning a pet. A balanced diet is crucially essential for your pets' growth, cell maintenance, and overall pet health.
Here at Animal Hospital of West Nashville, our veterinarians offer nutrition counseling to help you understand your pets' dietary needs.
What Should You Feed Your Pet?
The most common question pet owners ask their veterinarian is, 'What should I feed my pet?' Many pet owners believe that their pets should eat the same thing for their entire lives. The truth is your pet's nutritional requirements will vary due to factors such as stages of life, overall pet health, and level of activity.
Although pets may love to eat food fresh from your plate, human food is not good for them. Human foods are lower in nutritional value, can cause rapid weight gain, and can even be toxic or harmful to your pets.
How to Ensure Your Pet Is on a Balanced Diet
Ensuring your pet's wellness and health starts with proper pet nutrition. Give your pets plenty of water and get them on a diet specifically designed to ensure they get all the nutrients they need. A well-balanced diet should always include carbohydrates, proteins, specific fats, minerals, and vitamins. Barring any specific instructions from your veterinarian, special dietary needs, or disease-related deficiencies, high-quality commercial pet foods should be able to meet the nutritional needs of your pet.
The wrong diet can seriously compromise your pet's health, while a nutritional one will keep your pet healthy and happy through every stage of their lives. If you are not sure what you should be feeding your pet, don't be shy about asking a veterinarian for advice.
Call Animal Hospital of West Nashville Today!
Here at Animal Hospital of West Nashville, our veterinarians are equipped to handle all aspects of veterinary well-being. Our services include pet wellness exams, nutrition and behavior counseling, vaccinations, pet boarding and grooming, surgery, and dental services.
Visit us today, and we will be glad to discuss your pets’ nutrition and wellness.