Nutritional Counseling | Richmond, VA | Capital Home Veterinary Care

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Nutrition For Pets

Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition for Cats Richmond

Nutritional Counseling for Pets

Whether your pet is a picky eater or will eat anything within reach, getting his or her nutrition right can be tricky. Your cat or dog’s diet, however, creates the foundation for his or her health. Selecting the wrong foods or feeding your pet the wrong portion of food can inadvertently cause (or put your pet at an increased risk for) all sorts of health problems, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis and Other Joint Problems
  • Bad Breath
  • Diabetes and Kidney Disease
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Skin and Coat Disorders

When browsing a pet supply store, you will quickly see that the choices in pet food are overwhelming. Some foods promise to help control weight or aging, while others aim to deliver all the necessary nutrition to a growing puppy or kitten. No two pet foods are created alike; prices, promises, and quality run the gambit, making it extra difficult to select the right brand or type of food, treats, and supplements for your pet.

Nutritional Recommendations Tailored to Your Pet's Specific Needs

In addition to having so many varieties of food available to feed cats and dogs, selecting pet food is a tough task because your pet’s nutritional needs will continuously change throughout his or her life. For example, the nutritional needs of a growing kitten or puppy are vastly different from a pet living out the golden years. Your pet’s nutritional requirements depend on age, breed, activity level, and health. In addition, diet can be a very powerful preventative tool. If your pet is predisposed to certain health conditions, we might recommend a dietary supplement to promote wellness and prevent future medical problems.

Convenient Nutritional Counseling at Home

Convenient Nutritional Counseling at Home

From the comfort of your home, our mobile veterinarian will help you give your pet the perfect diet, specially designed to meet his or her needs. Depending on your pet’s unique condition, breed, and life stage, we will recommend a dietary regimen of food, treats, and maybe even nutritional supplements to support a balanced diet and your pet’s individual health needs. Schedule a house call with Capital Home Veterinary Care today.