Feeding your pet a nutritionally dense diet is essential for maintaining your pet’s health and well-being. The massive selection of pet foods available in your local pet store can be overwhelming, to say the least. Many pet owners take for granted that all of those selections provide a balanced and nutrient-dense diet for their furry companions. Our staff is here to walk you through the process of deciphering the info on a pet food nutrition label—learning which ingredients benefit your pet and which do not. This is the first step in giving your pet a long, healthy life.
Although you may not know it, pets can also suffer from food allergies just like humans. Pet owners may be unknowingly contributing to their pet’s food sensitivities by feeding them foods they are sensitive to. You may be asking— what are the symptoms of food allergies in pets?
When formulating a healthy diet for your pet, it’s equally important to know what the signs of allergies and food sensitivities are. Scheduling an appointment for nutritional counseling with your vet can help you choose the proper foods for your pet.
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed a few pounds, the veterinarians at Goodwin Animal Hospital can be a crucial partner in maintaining your pet’s health. We offer counseling in food selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, such as heart disease, bladder stones, diabetes or kidney failure, we can help you select a complementary diet.
Giving your pet a balanced and healthy diet is the first step you can take, before medications and medical treatments, in order to keep them in optimal health. Our veterinary hospital in Montgomery, Alabama offers the best nutritional counseling available.