What you feed your pet, as well as how much and how often, can have a tremendous impact on his or her quality and length of life. Because companion animals age at a much faster rate than us, it’s especially important that they receive the right nutritional balance that will improve their health and wellbeing, keep them strong and help them live longer lives. Good nutrition provides a foundation on which your pet can enjoy many happy, healthy years. The problem is, with so many pet food choices available today, how can you really be sure the food you’re giving your pet is adequately meeting their nutritional needs?

What about weight? Animals that are carrying just a few extra pounds are more susceptible to a variety of serious and painful medical conditions, some of which can even be life threatening. If you’re confused or just need a little guidance, don’t worry – you’re not alone! The experts at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic can help! Our team of health care professionals is experienced in all aspects of animal nutrition and weight management. We can assess your pet and provide all of the guidance, advice and recommendations to help your pet stay nutritionally sound and maintain a healthy weight.

Our professional nutritional counseling services begin with a comprehensive analysis of your pet’s overall health. We’ll take into consideration such important factors as their age, breed, current weight and the existence of any medical problems. Once we’ve conducted this analysis, we can then use the information we’ve gathered to determine precisely what your pet’s unique nutritional needs are, and then provide a recommendation on what type of diet would help meet those needs most effectively.

Next, we’ll discuss your companion’s weight. Every pet is different, and the weight that’s healthy for one animal may not be for another. Once again, we’ll analyze your pet’s unique situation to determine his or her ideal weight range. We’ll then discuss your pet’s lifestyle and activity level to establish whether some changes can be made to incorporate more exercise into your pet’s daily routine. A balance between a healthy food, portion control, and physical fitness should help your companion reach and maintain that ideal weight range in no time.

At Arcadia Veterinary Clinic, we want to see every patient we serve enjoy as many happy, healthy years as possible and we know that starts with a solid foundation of good nutrition and a healthy weight. Let us work with you to develop the perfect diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your pet and help them achieve optimum health for life.