Do you really know what’s in the food you’re feeding your pet?
Your pet’s diet is more important than you may think. In fact, the right ingredients can truly bring out the best in an animal, improving quality and length of life. So why is choosing the right food so difficult? With literally hundreds of products to choose from, understanding which is best is a struggle for many pet parents. That’s where we can help!
The team at Northbrook Animal Hospital is experienced in pet animal nutrition. We can conduct a thorough analysis of your pet – including his or her breed, age, weight and current health status. This will provide us with a clearer picture of your pet’s nutritional needs. With that in mind, we can then develop a customized diet to best meet those needs. When you feed your pet the right food, his or her entire life can improve.
In addition to diet, we will also assess your pet’s current weight to determine whether an adjustment is needed. Animals who weigh too much are at a greater risk of developing serious medical problems, including arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. Conversely, animals that are underweight may be more likely to become sick or injured. We can help keep your pet on the right track by identifying a target weight and coming up with a strategy for reaching that goal.
Finally, we will circle back and reevaluate our plan at certain intervals during your pet’s lifetime. As companion animals age, their bodies change. As a result, their nutritional and weight control needs will also evolve. From time to time, we will recommend certain changes to help ensure that your furry family member remains as fit and healthy as possible over the years.