You wouldn’t eat just any old product you grabbed off the supermarket shelf, right? Of course not! Otherwise you’d end up with a food that you may not like the taste of and, more importantly, something that wasn’t nutritionally sound. So, what about your pet? Do you afford the same level of care and attention to your companion’s diet as you do your own?

A balanced diet and healthy weight are just as important for our animal friends as they are for humans. In fact, these things can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. Yet with so many food products to choose from, and so much confusion surrounding pet weight control, managing this aspect of your companion’s health care can be challenging.

What you need is the guidance of someone who understands companion animal nutrition and can get your pet on the path to optimum health. Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital offers comprehensive nutritional counseling and weight management services. We’ll work with you and your pet to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your furry, feathered or scaly friend.

Nutritional Counseling

Your pet is unique, and so are his or her nutritional needs. The first step is to identify what these unique needs are so that we can address those needs most effectively. We’ll examine your pet and take several factors into consideration, such as age, breed, present weight and current health condition. Once we’ve done this, we’ll be able to develop a diet that will help your pet achieve optimum health.

Weight Management

Next, we’ll tackle your pet’s weight. If your loved one is too heavy, we’ll work on a diet and exercise plan to help trim off some of those excess pounds. If your companion is underweight, we’ll develop a diet that is rich in the nutrients needed to help bring them up to a more healthy weight. This is important because pets that are not within their ideal weight range are more susceptible to illness and injury. We’ll identify what your companion’s ideal range should be and then take the appropriate steps to achieve and maintain that healthy weight over time.

Ongoing Maintenance

Of course, as your pet ages, his or her health care needs will change, including those associated with nutrition and weight control. As part of our dietary services, we will reevaluate your companion from time to time to make sure the diet and exercise plan we’ve got in place is still as effective as it was once designed to be. These regular checks will help ensure that our approach continues to achieve the results we’re aiming for throughout your pet’s life.

Don’t play a guessing game with your pet’s health. Trust the team at Heartland!