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Pet Nutrition

Achieve the right nutritional balance.

Your Pet Needs Good Nutrition to Stay Healthy!

What should I feed my dog or cat” and “how much should I feed at each meal” are two of the questions we hear often. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining your pet’s good health. Proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in the body to function properly. With all the pet food brands on the market, talk to one of our veterinarians about your pet’s nutritional needs. For healthy pets, we can assist you in selecting the appropriate high-quality, non-prescription food from the stores where you shop.

From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, your pet has different nutrition needs; for example, puppies have different requirements than senior dogs, and activity level plays an important role in how much you feed your pet. Understanding your pet’s nutritional needs during each stage of his or her life and your pet’s daily calorie needs will keep your pet at their healthy best.

Proper Weight Keeps Your Pet Healthier!

Maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight can improve his or her life expectancy. If your pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise as appropriate for your pet may be helpful. Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.

The Importance of Prescription Foods

If your pet has been diagnosed with a medical condition that needs monitoring and managing such as kidney disease, the food you feed your pet is very important. In addition, many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them. We recommend the Hills Prescription Food, Purina Prescription Food, and Royal Canin Prescription Food Lines so that your pet will receive proper nutrition when he or she needs it the most.

Prescription Diets: Prescription diets are formulated and designed to meet specific nutritional needs required for certain illnesses and conditions. We offer a variety of prescription diets to help manage health diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, obesity, arthritis, allergies, pancreatitis, and many more.

Weight Management Diets: Weight management diets aim to maintain a lean body weight to help your pet live a longer, healthier life. We will help you choose the appropriate food to help your pet achieve and maintain the ideal body weight.

  • We do not stock prescription food in the hospital, but we do place orders for these foods weekly and are happy to place an order for you. 
  • We also recommend Hills to Home if your pet is prescribed a Hills Diet. 

For more information on ordering food, Hills to Home, or to schedule a pet nutrition or weight loss consultation, call us at (217) 356-6387.

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