During an in-home wellness visit, your BetterVet veterinarian will ask you questions about your pet’s diet, taking into account your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, activity level, and any individual health concerns you may have. It is also important to inform your doctor of any history of adverse food reactions or food aversions. Once we have gathered this information, we can make the appropriate recommendations for your pet’s nutrition and make referrals to specialists when necessary. We may also discuss dietary supplements including probiotics, omega fatty acids, and other nutraceuticals that support your pet’s joint, brain, liver, and skin health.
Why is Pet Nutritional Planning Important?
While it is understandable to turn to internet searches and social media when you want a quick answer to questions about your pet’s food or diet, a veterinarian is always the best and safest place to start when you need expert pet nutrition advice.
Depending on your pet’s age, their nutritional requirements will change throughout their lifetime. It is important that you have a reputable source to turn to when you have questions about the best food for your pet, how much to feed your pet, or your pet’s optimal weight. A puppy’s or kitten’s nutritional needs will be very different from those of an adult dog or cat. Reach out to your BetterVet veterinarian when you need nutritional advice for pets. Together, we can ensure that your pet’s nutritional requirements are being met.