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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Your pet’s nutrition is an important part of their overall health and wellbeing. Our team has a skilled nutritionist and veterinarians who are able to provide expert advice on the type of food your pet should eat. It’s important to cultivate a healthy diet that incorporates all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need. Contact us at 604-824-5848 to schedule nutritional counselling so we can provide guidance about your pet’s diet.

Which pet food should I feed my dog/cat?

It can be difficult to decipher the information on pet food labels and decide whether or not it will provide for all your pet’s nutritional needs. Even among similar breeds, dietary needs can vary. Generally, most store-bought foods are fine for healthy dogs and cats. Statements like “complete and balanced,” on labels means the food will meet the nutritional needs of an average adult dog or cat.

How much should I feed my pet?

This depends on factors like your pet’s life stage and overall health. For example, puppies and kittens have different dietary needs than adult pets. Their growing bodies need more foods rich in DHAs (an omega-3 fatty acid) that promotes vision and brain development. It is best to seek guidance from in-house experts like our nutritionist if you are ever unsure about how much food you are feeding your pet.

Why should I avoid overfeeding my pet?

Feeding our pets food at all times throughout the day might be a well-intentioned practice that negatively impacts their diet. Without set mealtimes, your pet might be encouraged to overeat. They might not even be hungry but because their food is accessible, they overindulge. Obesity could lead to health issues like diabetes or joint problems in the future.

Are there any foods I should avoid feeding my cat/dog?

Dietary restrictions might differ depending on your pet but generally, foods to avoid include:

  • Dairy products like milk and ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine like coffee and tea
  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw eggs, meat or fish

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