Just as with humans, a pet’s nutritional needs change with age, lifestyle, and based on medical conditions. Add to that all the conflicting information about conventional pre-packaged kibble, grain-free diets, raw and home-cooked feeding plans, and it can be confusing to figure out what to feed your animal companions.
Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors—which can make choosing the right pet food complicated. For example, larger breed dogs have different nutritional needs than smaller breeds, and puppies and kittens should eat much differently than most adult dogs.
It’s also worth noting that in the U.S., well-loved pets are often too-well-fed pets. Recent surveys show that in the past 10 years, the number of overweight dogs has increased by 158%–the number of overweight cats is up by 169%! Just like with humans, carrying extra weight can cause or worsen serious health problems, including arthritis, diabetes, urinary tract disease and heart disease.
We can help you take the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for your pet. We carry several highly recommended brands of pet food as well as prescription diets to address various health issues.
Need a diet or nutrition consultation? Give us a call today at (248) 752-0204.