The topics of diet and weight control are something that many pet parents find downright confusing. It doesn’t help that there are literally hundreds of different pet foods to choose from, and very little reliable information about proper weight control in companion animals. Yet, a balanced diet and healthy weight can vastly improve the quality of your pet’s life, and even extend the amount of time you get to share together – so it’s very important!
What you need is a partner. Someone who understands the complexities of animal nutrition and can point you in the right direction. The team at Janesville Veterinary Clinic is experienced in all aspects of pet nutrition – including the dietary needs of exotic pets. We can develop the perfect plan to help your loved one achieve optimum health for life.
Professional Nutritional Analysis
The first step in the process is determining what your pet’s unique nutritional needs happen to be. Not only do we want to meet these needs, but we also want to make sure we’re providing optimum support for other key areas in your loved one’s life, such as performance and health maintenance. Once we’ve conducted our detailed analysis, we will provide you with a specific recommendation that will include what food product, as well as how much and how often you should be feeding your pet.
The second component of our strategy will involve managing your pet’s weight most effectively. When a companion animal weighs more than he or she should, the risk of developing serious health problems increases. Likewise, a pet that is underweight may be more susceptible to injury or illness. We will use our experience and knowledge to determine what your pet’s ideal weight range should be, and then work on a plan that includes exercise and calorie management to help achieve and maintain that goal weight.
At certain intervals during your pet’s lifetime, we will need to re-evaluate our approach to make sure we’re still achieving the results we’re after. This way, any adjustments that are necessary can be made in a timely manner, increasing the effectiveness of our approach and keeping your pet on the path to optimum health.
Confused about your pet’s diet and exercise needs? Don’t go it alone! Let the team at Janesville Veterinary Clinic help!