Nutrition Counselling

Using a balanced diet and healthy eating habits to ensure the well-being of your cat or dog.

During nutritional counselling one of our qualified veterinarians will examine your loyal companion’s dietary health. These visits are important to discover any food allergies, address weight issues, create a feeding schedule and to help pet owners make more informed decisions on what their cat or dog eats. When it comes to the overall well-being of your loyal companion, food can be their medicine or contribute to their health problems.

How often should my cat or dog have a nutritional consult?

At least once each year, your feline or canine companion’s diet should be evaluated by a veterinarian. Aging means that their physical body and overall health will change. It is important that the food you provide sustain them throughout these different stages. If your loyal companion already struggles with health issues such as diabetes, obesity or cardiac issues, it’s even more important to pay close attention to their diet.

What should I feed my cat or dog?

In general your loyal companion will thrive when they have a varied and balanced diet. Their nutritional needs are influenced by their health, age, lifestyle and even their breed. It is perfectly fine to have your cat or dog consume commercially produced foods. You should have a closer look at the nutritional details to ensure they offer a good mix of calcium, proteins, fibers and carbohydrates. If you wish, you can also incorporate some raw and cooked meals into their diet to keep them happy and healthy.

For a wide range of diets, please visit our online store! All prescription diets should be discussed with a veterinarian prior to commencing.

Which foods should I avoid feeding my cat or dog?

Some foods that are unsafe for your loyal companion to consume include:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw dough
  • Sugar-free products (products containing Xylitol)

If you suspect that your cat or dog has eaten any of these ingredients, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

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