One of the foundations of any pet’s health is the quality of food and the portions they eat. When pets are young, they require additional nutrients for the growth phase of their lives. As animals age, their nutritional needs begin to change, and portion control becomes especially important to prevent obesity. Finally, older pets or animals with disease conditions often require special diets to maintain or improve their overall health.
Proper nutrition will vary from species to species and pet to pet. For example, your neighbor’s German Shepard may have different needs from your German Shepard. Dr. Gaddis has worked with pets and their nutritional needs for many years, and he will determine the proper food for your pet and their life stage.
Portion control is crucial for animals to prevent obesity. Obesity in pets leads to many of the same issues we face as humans, including diabetes, osteoarthritis and heart disease. Dr. Gaddis and his knowledgeable staff will determine the proper amount of food needed for your pet.
Whether you have a puppy or kitten, or a senior pet it is never too late to begin to administer proper nutrition and portion control. Call the caring staff at Indian Springs Animal Clinic and schedule your pet’s nutritional appointment today.