Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Proper diet and nutrition are vital to improving your pet’s lifestyle.

Proper nutrition can enrich your pet's life and give them longevity. Here at our hospital we strongly believe in supporting pet owners with information on how to care for their loyal companions. We provide expert advice to protect your pet from deficiencies, obesity, food sensitivities, and more during a nutritional consult. All pets should have at least one dietary checkup each year.

What nutrients should be in my pet's food?

It is important to check the nutrient label when shopping for pet food. During a nutrition consultation, our team will teach pet owners how to interpret food labels so their pets can get the most nutrients out of their food. Your pet's basic nutrient needs include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Their essential nutrients should include:

  • Vitamins - A, B, C,D, E, and K
  • Minerals - Calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and sodium
  • Amino acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Why is nutritional counselling important?

During nutrition consultations, a specialist will examine your pet's current diet and make recommendations. All pets have unique nutritional needs and with this visit, our team can create a dietary plan that suits them. Nutrition counselling is also a good time for pet owners to ask about new foods they want to introduce to their pets or discuss any changes they notice in their pets' eating habits. To learn more about your pet's nutrition, call us at 905-844-3331.

What should I avoid feeding my pet?

Some foods/ingredients toxic to your pet include:

  • Chocolate
  • Sugar free products like candy or gum
  • Alcohol
  • Raisins
  • Garlic, onions, and shallots
  • Alcohol
  • Macadamia nuts
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