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Pet Nutritional Counseling

Pet Nutritional Counseling: Why Is It Important?

Feeding your dog a healthy diet may seem as simple as buying the right kibble for their breed. While that is a good start, sometimes dogs require more than just kibble to address underlying health conditions. That's why pet nutritional counseling is essential in determining the appropriate diet for your furry friend. If you reside in Brooklyn, we recommend consulting our veterinary experts at Clinton Hill Animal Clinic for valuable insights into your pet's nutrition. Here are several reasons why pet nutritional counseling is important. 

Pet Nutritional Counseling

It Helps You Determine the Right Food for Your Pet

Pets have unique nutritional requirements at different stages of their lives. For example, small dogs require calorie-rich food and essential nutrients for proper growth and development. Conversely, adult dogs benefit from a low-calorie diet to maintain a healthy weight and avoid complications associated with excessive calorie intake, such as obesity and diabetes. They also need a diet that provides adequate levels of essential nutrients to support their physiological functions.

Pregnant, nursing, and senior pets also have specific dietary needs. Consulting a nutritional counselor allows you to familiarize yourself with the individual dietary requirements of your pet. At Clinton Hill Animal Hospital, our veterinarian will assess your animal's specific needs and create a customized plan tailored to their health requirements.

It Educates You on Proper Feeding Amounts

Certain dog breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers and bull terriers, have a hearty appetite for kibble. If your dog belongs to these breeds, they may continue eating even when they are full. This can lead to excessive calorie intake and weight gain. Similar tendencies may apply to other types of pets as well. Seeking guidance from a nutritional counselor will help you determine the appropriate food portion sizes, ensuring you avoid overfeeding or underfeeding your pet.

It Helps You Navigate Dietary Changes for Your Pet

As pets age, their dietary needs change. They may also require dietary adjustments to manage health conditions like diabetes or obesity. While modifying their diet is necessary, it should be done gradually to ensure the new foods do not disrupt the animal's appetite or digestive system. Our Brooklyn veterinarians and pet nutritional counselors will provide guidance throughout the process, ensuring a smooth transition to a new diet with minimal disruptions to your pet's daily life.

Searching for a Pet Nutritional Counselor in Brooklyn?

At Clinton Hill Animal Hospital in Brooklyn, we provide a comprehensive range of veterinary services, including pet nutritional counseling, preventative care, vaccinations, pet dental care, pet dermatology, and diagnostic services. We specialize in caring for animals such as cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, and other small pets. Our services are available to clients residing in Brooklyn and surrounding areas, including Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and more. If you live in any of these areas, feel free to contact us at (718) 623-3999 for all your pet's needs.

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