Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Creating a nutrition plan that will promote health during all stages of your pet's life.

Food provides nourishment to your canine and feline pal's body. In many cases, your loyal companion's diet can be used to treat and manage diabetes, allergies, obesity, and heart disease. This is why it's important to make informed decisions about your canine/feline pet's diet. At Orillia Pet Hospital, we recommend that your cat or dog has a nutritional consult at least once per year. To book an appointment, please reach out to us at 705-325-4224.

What is nutrition counselling?

Nutrition counselling is a routine visit to the vet where your cat or dog's diet is examined by an expert. The veterinarian will ask questions about the patient's diet, lifestyle, how often they are fed and what their food portions look like. Our team can use this information to determine how well your loyal companion's diet is benefiting them. From this consultation you will have a better understanding of your cat/dog's dietary needs.

What nutrients do cats and dogs need?

Your loyal companion needs a balanced diet to promote their health. Some essential nutrients they need include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. During each stage of your forever friend's life, they may need more of certain nutrients to help them develop properly for their age.

Are table scraps ok for my cat or dog?

We know it's easy to give in to their adorable faces pleading for a bite of your food, but this behaviour should not be encouraged. This is especially important if your cat or dog is on a prescription diet. Another thing to consider is that not all human foods are safe for cats and dogs. You should not give them sugar-free candy or dietary drinks, coffee, garlic/onion, alcohol, chocolate, milk and dairy products. It is best that your cat or dog is only given foods that are specially formulated for them.

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