Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Nutrition counselling includes suggestions on how to meet your dog or cat’s dietary needs.

Expert nutritional advice is important in aiding the treatment of various health issues. Our doctors are at the forefront of animal nutrition and can counsel you in life-stage nutrition, as well as a nutritional regimen that enhances mobility or improves weight loss. Our hospital stocks the highest quality veterinary-regulated pet foods to suit any pet’s health and dietary needs.

How beneficial is nutrition counselling?

This dietary checkup can have a major impact on your feline or canine’s quality of life and development. With each visit, a veterinarian will assess the patient’s lifestyle, age and health status to see how their diet is sustaining them. You will also have the chance to ask your veterinarian about foods you want to introduce to their diet. Pet owners will know more about the following information:

  1. Decoding food labels
  2. What weight issues are linked to nutrition
  3. How to create healthy eating habits
  4. If their cat or dog has a food allergy
  5. What special diets can benefit patients with diabetes, obesity, etc.

What should I feed my cat or dog?

To know the best nutrition for your feline or canine it is best to consult with a veterinarian. You should consider your loyal companion’s breed, health and age when purchasing foods. Not all commercially made foods will meet your pet’s nutritional needs. With that said you should search for products that have a good amount of calcium, protein, and energy to sustain them. 

What food and substances are toxic to cats and dogs?

  • Apricots
  • Chocolate
  • Xylitol found in sugar-free foods
  • Coffee/caffeine
  • Grapes
  • Raw dough
  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Alcohol
  • Plants such as lilies, azaleas, and chrysanthemums
  • Human medications

If you suspect your loyal companion has consumed any of the above you should take them to a veterinarian immediately. To schedule an appointment please call us at 613-732-3641.

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