Pet Nutrition & Diet
KEEPING YOUR PET HEALTHY THROUGH PROPER NUTRITION
Your pet’s nutritional needs will vary depending on age, weight, and activity level. Puppies and kittens need nutrition that supports their growth and higher activity levels. Adult and senior pets will benefit from nutrition to support health issues, weight management, or slowing physical activity levels.
By maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight, you are able to prolong and improve the quality of his or her life. You can do many things to help your pet get into shape and maintain a healthy weight. Speaking with us is the place to start!
- Understanding the amount of food to offer your pet
- Selecting low calorie treats
- Appropriate exercise
- Special weight loss diets, if needed
Nutrition is particularly important if your pet is sick or has been diagnosed with a long-term medical condition. Specially designed veterinary foods are important in treating diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure, obesity, and many gastrointestinal conditions. Skin problems may have a nutritional component as well. Indian Creek Pet Hospital has prescription diet foods our veterinarians recommend as most appropriate for your pet’s individual needs.
Please give us a call at (239) 466-5555 to find out which foods and/or nutritional supplements are recommended for your pet’s healthy lifestyle.
Recognizing that a well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of a healthy and happy pet life, Indian Creek Pet Hospital offers a range of comprehensive services to ensure that pets receive the best possible nutrition tailored to their individual needs.
One of the fundamental services provided by the clinic is personalized nutritional consultations. During these consultations, the veterinary team evaluates the pet’s age, breed, activity level, medical history, and any specific dietary requirements to formulate a customized nutrition plan. This plan takes into consideration factors like weight management, allergies, and existing medical conditions to promote optimal health and longevity.
The clinic believes that proper nutrition is vital at all stages of a pet’s life. They offer specialized nutritional guidance for puppies and kittens to support growth and development and nutritional advice for senior pets to address changing dietary needs as they age.
Indian Creek Pet Hospital advocates for high-quality, balanced diets that incorporate essential nutrients and avoid fillers or unnecessary additives. They provide recommendations on commercial pet foods that align with these principles, considering both prescription and over-the-counter options. Additionally, they offer guidance on home-cooked diets and appropriate supplements for pets with unique nutritional requirements.