Northampton Veterinary Clinic offers individually tailored nutritional counseling for client’s pets.
Different breeds, life stages and medical conditions often require diet modifications to aid in achieving optimum health and prevention disease.
Obesity is a common problem, as it can be easy to over-feed a pet that knows how to beg. But being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can lead to diabetes, respiratory problems, as well as orthopedic pain and injuries. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range.
As in the human world, effective marketing strategies have propagated ideas about new diet fads that may not be appropriate for many pets. Raw diets sound appealing but often put pets at risk of bacterial or parasitic infections and related gastrointestinal distress. Grain free diets are often recommended socially as a solution to different ailments, but recent studies have shown can lead to nutrient deficiencies and even an increased risk of a potentially serious condition called pancreatitis. It is best to consult your veterinarian about the best diet for your pet.
If you have any questions about your pets diet or would like more information about their nutritional needs please contact us. We would love to help.