Pet Nutrition Services at Irondequoit Animal Hospital
A healthy diet and the right nutrition are at the very core of your dog or cat’s health. Nutrition can be the key to a long and healthy life. At Irondequoit Animal Hospital, we offer a complete course of nutritional counseling for your dog or cat. We carry a range of specialty and prescription foods to ensure that your four-legged friend stays bright-eyed for years to come.
The Association of Feed Control Officers (AAFCO) is the agency that sets nutritional standards for all manufacturers of pet foods today. They make sure that pet foods contain the right nutritional elements. Just like a human, your pet needs the right balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fat, and carbohydrates.
These needs will change as your pet grows older. This means it is important to choose the right food for your pet’s stage of life. Puppies and kittens need different nutrition than senior pets.
Disease Management through Nutrition
If your pet has an illness or disease, their nutritional needs may be specialized. Your pet may require a prescription to treat such conditions as allergies, cardiovascular, liver and kidney, urinary tract, and other conditions. Irondequoit carries specialized prescription foods to meet these special needs.
Education and Awareness
Regardless of whether your pet’s needs are normal or specialized, your veterinarian will patiently work with you to educate you on the best nutrition course for your pet. At Irondequoit, we pride ourselves on not just treating and caring for pets but on teaching pet owners how to ensure their pets remain healthy as well.