Pet Nutrition

Benefits of Pet Nutritional Counseling at Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center

Pet owners often have questions about what to feed their pets. Many different factors go into what is good nutrition for your pet, such as species, age, health conditions, and preferences. Our veterinarians offer science-based advice, helping you find the best nutritional care for your pet. At Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center in Middleville, MI, we provide accurate information on pet nutrition to keep pets healthy and active.

Pet Nutrition

Choosing the Right Food for Your Pet

Pet owners can help their pets enjoy healthy, active lives by feeding high-quality foods formulated based on their ages and breeds. Puppies and kittens need a balanced diet to help them grow to be healthy and strong adults. Similarly, older pets can benefit from diets that are built for their unique nutritional needs.

Managing Obesity in Pets

Our veterinarians can offer practical advice about diets that are low in carbohydrates and fat that will help your pet lose weight without negatively impacting its health. Helping your pet lose weight will prevent joint pain and certain diseases from developing, ensuring your pet lives a healthier and more active life.

Preventing Specific Health Issues

Pets that have specific health conditions can benefit from special diets that provide additional nutrients or avoid components that contribute to the problem. For example, pets with gastrointestinal problems may benefit from a diet that features foods that are easy to digest. Pets with food sensitivities do better with specialty diets that avoid troublesome ingredients. Pets with urinary, liver, or kidney problems may need special diets to prevent complications. Supplements can be helpful for specific problems, such as joint pain or other health issues. Your vet can advise you on supplements that are safe for your pet.

Understand the Right Amount of Food to Give Your Pet

Overfeeding your pet can lead to obesity, diabetes, and other health complications. Underfeeding can cause malnourishment which leads to low energy levels and weakness throughout the pet’s body. Therefore, seeking the services of our reputable veterinarian is crucial. We will guide you on the right amount of food for your pet based on their dietary needs.

Visit Us for Pet Nutritional Care in Middleville, MI

Dr. Stockley and Dr. Knopp at Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center use their training and experience to help pets in Middleville and surrounding communities enjoy better health throughout life. We offer a full range of veterinary services, including examinations, vaccinations, dental care, parasite prevention, surgery, boarding, and more. Contact Thornapple Veterinary Medical Center today at (269) 795-3347 to schedule your pet’s next appointment or to learn more about how our nutritional counseling can benefit your animal. 

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