Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of every pet’s overall health plan. In order to meet nutrient requirements, pet owners should feed a complete and balanced diet that is appropriate for their pets’ species and life stage. In addition, pet owners can improve quality of life and prolong lifespan by maintaining an ideal weight and body condition for their pets. At each visit, veterinarians can perform nutritional assessments and make recommendations for appropriate diets to meet healthy pets’ needs. 

Nutrition can also play a role in management of a number of health conditions, including chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems, pancreatitis, and urinary stones. Ask your veterinarian about whether a special diet is recommended as part of your pet’s medical plan.

For more complex cases, particularly for pets with multiple medical issues, it can be helpful to consult with a veterinary nutritionist. Consultation with a nutritionist is also recommended for any owners interested in feeding a home-cooked diet to their pets. As part of our commitment to high-quality specialty medicine, VCA is excited to offer nutrition consultation services for pets across the country. For more information, please visit www.VCAnutrition.com.

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