Achieve the right nutritional balance.
Diet is an often overlooked part of a pet’s overall health and wellbeing. It should come as no surprise that what your pet eats, as well as how much they eat, directly impacts their health. Achieving the right nutritional balance will allow your pet to better manage any existing medical conditions and significantly improve its quality of life.
Making the Best Decisions for Your Pet
At Northeast Animal Hospital and Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic, you will find that our veterinarians and staff place an emphasis on the importance of proper nutrition for all phases of your pet's life. Whether your pet is a puppy or kitten, adolescent, adult, or senior, each stage of your pet's life comes with some special nutritional considerations.
Our veterinarians are here to help you understand your pet's nutritional needs, including:
- The best canned or kibble diet for the breed, age, and activity level.
- Items that are okay to add to your pet's food, i.e. some cooked veggies.
- Healthy pet snacks
- What to avoid feeding your pet
We can also help create a custom pet nutrition program that takes into consideration aspects like breed, age, size, physical fitness, allergies, and medical conditions. As with humans, proper pet nutrition can be both preventive and sometimes curative, as a balanced diet is essential for both supporting and maintaining optimal health.
Of course, your pet cannot choose his or her own diet. Therefore, the burden of making good health choices is on you. Understanding the nutritional needs of your pet is an important part of your responsibility to ensure they lead a healthy and happy life for many years to come.