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Food Therapy for Pets

Food Therapy

Throughout the entire life of an animal, there is no one single factor that impacts your pet’s every day life more than his diet. The nutrition content of what your pet consumes provides the essential tools they need to grow, fight illness, stay active, and maintain a healthy mind. By being proactive and providing the best and most complete nutrition possible from the start, you can ensure that your pet will be given every chance to live a well-balanced and healthy life.

As a pet owner, it’s up to you to make sure that the food you feed your beloved companions is meeting all of their nutritional needs. Food allergies, vitamin deficiencies, and mineral imbalances can all create issues and imbalances within your pet. Since every animal is different, speaking with an animal nutritionist on staff is the best way to understand what requirements your pet has. We will be able to provide you with the tips and advice you need to ensure that the food your pet is consuming is healthy and contributes to their overall wellbeing.

Food is Medicine

The effects of food on an animal’s health can have as much impact as herbal medicines or prescription drugs. Improper nutrition can be as harmful to your pet as a disease. When something is wrong with your pet, our certified nutritionists on staff look closely at what is missing from his diet that could be causing the issue, while carefully considering what could be added to his nutrition regimen to combat the problem. Food therapy is applied to all diseases including digestive, respiratory and skin problems, and even cancer.

Food Quality Counts

Many pet owners look to nutrition options purchased from retail pet food companies which offer highly processed or preserved foods with ingredients that can even contribute allergies or digestive issues. They can also be hard to absorb, which is robbing your pet from the ability to be able to utilize essential nutrients. Other store bought pet foods offer a low standard nutrition value that allows your pet to survive, but not necessarily thrive.

By working with an experienced animal dietician on staff, you’ll learn about the benefits of fresh, minimally processed foods and supplements that can be incorporated into your pet’s diet in order to aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. By learning how to create a high quality and balanced nutrition plan you ensure your favorite companion has everything he needs for an active and healthy life.

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Still unsure if food therapy is right for your pet?

Discover the benefits of a well-balanced, low processed and vitamin rich diet:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved mental health and mood
  • Increased lifespan
  • Increased nutrient absorption
  • Improvements in mental health
  • Increased ability to heal
  • Improved ability to fight disease
  • Improved bones, eyes, skin, coat
  • Increased longevity and overall wellness

Issues a balanced diet can improve:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Allergies
  • Upset Stomach or Vomiting
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Skin Disorders
  • Joint & soft tissue issues
  • Bone disorders
  • Vitamin Deficiencies

Let food by thy medicine and medicine by thy food

       - Hippocrates 431 BC

Next Steps...

Interested in learning more about food therapy for animals or how it can help your pet?  Please call our office and schedule a consultation today!