In a holistic approach to your pet’s health, an important part of any plan includes diet and nutrition. So much happens in the gut which effects all kinds of bodily processes, it is important that we are providing our pets with the best nutrients available. Diet differs greatly between breeds so be sure to come in for a wellness check with one of our veterinarians. At Pet Doctor we want to help you save money and a great way to do that is choosing the right diet plan for your pet.
A good meal plan will be heavy in carbohydrates. Carbs help maintain blood sugar and provide us and our pets with long lasting energy. Protein is also a major staple in your pets diet, this can include meats such as poultry and fish, as well as plant based proteins. There is a debate on whether dry food or wet food is better for a pet but really it is up to the individual animal. While dry food can be better for your pet’s teeth, wet food can provide them with the needed water their body needs, which they may not have gotten otherwise. There are a lot of pet foods on the market, it is easy to become overwhelmed, but if you look for FDA or USDA certification that can be a sign of quality ingredients within the food.
Sometimes your pet may need to be placed on a prescription diet. We partner with Hills Pet Nutrition to provide you the best prescription diets on the market. Our veterinarians will always have your prescription stocked so you never must worry about running out. We can also write a prescription for food that can be taken to your closest prescription diet seller. We work with Hills because they offer a 100% money back guarantee on the prescription products if you are not satisfied. We think it is a great product backed by a good guarantee, so come in and see what our veterinarians can do to better your pet’s diet.