Preventative and Therapeutic Nutrition
As much as we love our pets and care for them, we also appreciate the value and importance of a healthy and balanced nutrition to prevent illnesses and diseases. Appropriate nutrition plays a far more significant role than commonly realized in prevention and treatment of the most commonly seen diseases in pets. In the same context, it is known for fact that prevention is always more efficient and less costly as compared to treatment.
We consider the below mentioned as the top five common issues with pet nutrition which need to be addressed between our clients and us.
- Over feeding / too much food
- Feeding too many treats
- Free choice (making food available at all times)
- Poor quality food
- Human food / feeding table scraps
With hundreds of brand names and options on the market for pet food it becomes increasingly important to find the reliable source for a healthy and balanced pet food. We, at Unionville South Pet Hospital, lay our trust only on completely reliable producers. We know that, at their facilities, the pet food we are prescribing has gone through scientific research and development processes and literally has been tested on a considerable number of pets, and the results have been analysed scientifically before the product is placed on the market.
We carry many of the fine products from Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Another very crucial point is to check for reliability of information available through the internet before letting this information shape your decision making process. It is of utmost importance to obtain guidance from your veterinarian who bases his/her decisions on scientific evidence when it comes to pet nutrition.
In many cases incorrect and inappropriate feeding instructions provided by non-qualified sources lead to:
- Obesity and related long-term disorders such as heart disease, arthritis, pancreatitis etc
- Allergies resulting in skin, ear, and other organ disease
- Imbalanced nutrition with serious consequences due to lack of minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and other nutrients
In a nutshell, prevention of a significant number of disease conditions in pets is as easy as choosing a “tailored” approach to your pet’s individual nutritional needs.
Also, when it comes to the treatment of diseases, nutrition plays a remarkable role in treating the conditions and ensuring smoother and quicker recovery. Again, relying on sources with scientific proof will make a significant difference in the outcome of treatment. Our veterinary medical team will be delighted to provide you with the best food choices available for your pet when they need it the most. We place our trust on pet food sources that can provide us with proven facts which will turn into peace of mind for you.
Please call us for an appointment to discuss your pet’s individual needs for a healthy and balanced food choice.