Your pet’s diet is an essential part of their health and wellness. Walking down the pet food aisle, it can be difficult to decide which types of food best suit your furry friend’s needs. Nutrition counselling provides you with sound advice about the nutrients your pet needs and the ways you can ensure they have a balanced diet.
What is nutrition counselling?
Nutrition counselling allows our team to assess your pet’s dietary needs and find ways to help you support them. Even within breeds, no two pets have the same nutrition needs. We’ll assess your pet’s diet and create individualized dietary recommendations based on factors like their age, breed and lifestyle. During the appointment, come prepared to answer questions about your pet’s meal schedule, eating habits, current food and activity level. This will help guide the types of diet we recommend for them.
Is it like seeing a pet dietitian?
In some ways, nutrition counselling is like visiting a pet dietitian. We’ll not only identify gaps in your pet’s diet and provide recommendations, we’d also like to share any helpful information. The appointment is a great opportunity to ask questions like the types of foods you should be feeding your pet, specific nutrients they need for their life stage or mention any irregularities you’ve noticed in their eating. We can create specialized diets that best suit any food sensitivities, health conditions or life stage. If you’re interested in booking an appointment, please contact us at 403-288-7299.
What healthy food should I feed my pet?
Determining if your pet’s food is healthy starts with reading the pet food labels. On the labels, you should pay attention to:
- Keywords like complete and balance
- Ingredients listed in descending order
- Best before date to avoid expired food
- Key nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and minerals
- AAFCO approved