Why is Pet Nutrition Important?

Why is Pet Nutrition Important?

Your pet’s nutrition plays a major role in their ongoing health. That’s why it’s important to find food that is tailored to their specific needs and life stage requirements. A personalized approach to your pet’s nutrition can help them maintain a healthy weight, strengthen their immune system function, contribute to skin and coat health, and much more.

Whether it’s weight loss, maintenance, or managing a health concern, every pet has distinct nutritional goals, and choosing the right diet is the first step in meeting those goals. It is important to consider cost, calories, ingredients, whether the food is dry or wet, and if your pet even likes it before making a final choice.

Choosing a custom diet for your pet can contribute to their daily wellness, but that is only the first step. Determining how much to feed your pet to meet their daily calorie needs, establishing the best feeding regimen, and making regular nutritional reassessments are also vital in meeting their nutritional goals. To find the best diet and feeding regimen for your pet, contact us so one of our veterinarians can help you and offer recommendations.

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Benefits of Choosing the Right Diet for Your Pet

Benefits of Choosing the Right Diet for Your Pet

Having your pet on the right diet for their needs can prevent a variety of health problems from developing, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Obesity
  • Skin/coat disorders
  • Periodontal disease

A timely diet change can also improve existing conditions, such as those listed above, and in turn improve your pet’s quality of life and potential longevity.

Another benefit of choosing the right diet for your pet is that it can prove cost-effective in the long run. By preventing or reducing the severity of various health issues with nutrition, you can prevent costly illnesses and equally costly treatments later in your pet’s life.

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Our Nutritional Services

Our Nutritional Services

Westway Animal Clinic can provide custom weight loss plans and in-depth nutritional counseling to keep your pet trim, healthy, and active for as long as possible. We will evaluate your pet’s current diet, their overall health, and any conditions or medical requirements they currently have to develop a tailored nutrition plan. As an AAHA-accredited clinic, we follow AAHA’s nutrition guidelines closely and also regularly refer to the requirements of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).