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Diet & Nutrition Counseling for Whole Pet Health & Wellness

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Nutrition plays a critical role in health and well-being throughout your pet’s life. However, since many nutritionally-complete commercial foods seem to have taken the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet, pet owners may not give pet nutrition the consideration it deserves. Most pet owners do not know how many calories their dog or cat should consume daily or whether basic nutritional guidelines are being met.

Proper pet nutrition can be a challenge. It’s important to understand that your pet’s nutritional needs vary depending on age, activity level, and overall health. Commercial pet foods all claim to be the best and often provide general feeding guidelines that are cryptic or too broad to be helpful.

The professionals at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates consider weight management an essential element of well-being and longevity and are here to help. Discussion of specific dietary needs is part of every wellness visit to guide you in making the right choices for your pet.

Promoting Health and Longevity Through Diet

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For medically-challenged pets, we offer options. Our veterinarian can prescribe specially formulated diets to assist in managing conditions including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. We carry many of these products in the hospital pharmacy and can order others.

As pets grow older and become less active, it's common for them to put on weight. Some pets are adept at charming their owners into giving treats and table scraps, leading to a significant rise in calorie intake. Additionally, certain medical conditions or medications can contribute to weight gain in pets.

Nutritional Counseling for Health & Longevity

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We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” Our nutritional counseling services assist you in achieving optimal health for your pet.

To further understand the importance of pet diet and nutrition, review the AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

For help managing your pet’s nutrition, call us at (248) 646-5655.