Dietary consulting can help to prevent illness and extend your pet’s life. There are many illnesses and diseases that can be managed or even prevented through proper dietary care and include the some of the following: diabetes, kidney disease, obesity, allergies, arthritis, pancreatitis, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, atopic dermatitis, anxiety, and urinary diseases.
Your pets needs change as they go throughout all the stages of life. If you have any questions about your pets needs regarding nutrition, you should speak with one of our veterinarians to fine tune their diets.
COMMON NUTRITION FACTS
The most important thing to look at when shopping for pet food is the quality of ingredients of the food you purchase. Just like humans shopping for food, you would not want to buy fillers or low quality food for yourself. Animals are only as healthy as the quality source of food provided for them to eat.
It is also important to note that a balanced diet to meet the nutritional needs and lifestyle of your pet is something to take into consideration when choosing the correct food. You should look for ingredients that are natural along with supplements such as vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants. These additional nutrients are not always found naturally; therefore don’t shy away from these additional ingredients in your pet’s food.
If ever in questions about what food might be best for your pet, feel free to contact us or speak with one of our veterinarians.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN PET FOOD
- High Quality Protein (chicken, beef or lamb): meats or meat meal, consisting of musclar tissue or animal organs such as heart or tounge
- Corn and grain: Ground grains such as wheat or oats often make up a significant portion of dry pet food
- Fruits and vegetables: many natural foods include fruits, berries and vegetables such as carrots or greens. These can serve as better sources of carbs than grains
- Vitamins and minerals: a lot of pet food is fortified with vitamins and minerals. These are essential to your pets diet, so look for them when shopping for food.
- Fats: fats are an important part of your pets health and you should not shy away from fats in your pets diet.
St. George Veterinary Hospital is a general veterinary practice located at 775 South Main Street in St. George, Utah. Having served communities in southern Utah for over 50 years, St. George Veterinary Hospital is...
775 S Main St,
St George, UT 84770
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