Nutrition Counselling

Proper nutrition can stimulate growth and keep your pet in good health.

It is not always easy to determine what foods are best for your loyal companion. This is why we offer nutrition counselling. As your feline or canine grows each year an experienced veterinarian should examine their diet. During these visits, our team will evaluate their growth and health to determine if their diet is beneficial to them. With each visit, you will leave more informed on how to make the best food choice for your cherished companion. To book a nutrition consultation for your cat or dog, call us at 204-589-8381.

Why is nutrition counselling important for dogs and cats?

All cats and dogs can benefit from nutrition counselling. The food you feed your loyal companion will help them grow and keep them healthy so it is important to have their diets examined. Nutrition counselling is particularly valuable for senior cats and dogs, loyal companions with compromised health conditions, and puppies and kittens. Certain health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, skin, and fur problems can be treated with proper nutrition.

What should I feed my kitten/puppy?

To prevent health problems like obesity please be mindful when feeding your kitten or puppy. Our veterinarians can create a nutrition plan for them. At 3 to 5-weeks-old your kitten can be weaned onto commercially balanced kitten foods. Around 10 weeks, growing kittens need 200 kilocalories per kilogram of body weight per day. There are many different choices of puppy foods and it is easy to get overwhelmed. No worries, because our veterinarians have the most medical training when it comes to puppy nutrition. We can help establish a feeding schedule, provide supplements, and recommend specific foods to keep them in a healthy weight range.

What substances are toxic for my pet?

Many household items and foods safe for humans can be toxic for cats and dogs. If your loyal companion ingests any of the following, they should see a veterinarian immediately:

  • Human medications like ibuprofen, herbal supplements, and acetaminophen
  • Human foods that contain onions, garlic, xylitol, grapes, macadamia nuts, chocolate, or alcohol
  • Household cleaning products, pesticides, paints, glue, and gardening supplies (fertilizer made from blood meal or bone can cause pancreatitis)
  • Plants such as azaleas, tulips, daffodil, hyacinth, and lilies can be toxic
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