Just like us, our furry family members need help with their diet every now and then. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions in the pet owner world when it comes to the best way to feed their loyal companions. Fortunately, our team is here to help you navigate this aspect of your pet’s health. Give us a call at 613-824-7511 to learn more about our nutrition counselling services for pets.
Which pets are good candidates for nutritional counselling?
The truth is all pets can benefit from nutritional counselling. It is especially great for kittens/puppies so they have the best food possible to support their growth and to start their lives on the right paw, nutritionally speaking. Pets who are overweight, underweight, pregnant, seniors or those with certain health conditions (e.g. diabetes) can also benefit from a personalized nutrition plan.
What is the best food for my pet?
This will depend entirely on their unique situation. There are certain brands or formulations of pet food specifically tailored for newborns, seniors, those who are pregnant and more. (These formulations can include certain medications and supplements. They can also come in different forms such as kibble, canned and semi-moist.) Feeding frequency and style is also another thing that you can consider with guidance from our team. Examples of feeding styles include:
- Free Feeding – Leaving a bowl of food out, allowing your pet the freedom to eat whenever they please.
- Scheduled Feeding – Setting specific times when you will feed your pet.
Our team here at Orleans will help you create the best nutritional plan for your pet.