Pets, like people, are unique and individual; they have different needs based on their size, age, and health issues. But no matter what their individual needs are, it is important that pets maintain a healthy weight, eat a nutritious diet and receive adequate exercise in order to live a longer life with fewer health issues.

As a pet owner, however, figuring out the best plan for your pet is not always a simple task. There is an abundance of information and advice, but how do you know who to listen to or who to believe?

Pet nutritional counseling services at Denver’s East Lincoln Animal Hospital can take the guesswork out of what is best for your pet. You will receive information and direction from our expert veterinarians that will be designed specifically with your pet in mind based on his or her species, breed, age, and health.

Dogs and cats thrive when they are fed a healthy, balanced diet. Currently, however, pet obesity is a huge problem in the United States. When pets are overweight, it creates a tendency towards diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and other chronic health conditions. Through our nutritional counseling service, our veterinarians will simplify what your pet should be eating and how much. Save on vet bills later by feeding your pet wisely today.

In addition to obesity, many pets are developing allergies to common ingredients found in pet food. Excessive scratching, itching and biting at their skin are all symptoms of a food allergy. At East Lincoln Animal Hospital, if our nutritional counselors suspect your pet has a food allergy, they will use an elimination diet to determine trigger foods and suggest substitutions to prevent future problems. They can also answer any questions you may have about ingredients in pet foods. Although the label on the package may claim tremendous benefits, not all pet food manufacturers produce high quality food.

The purpose of nutritional counseling is to provide you with practical advice and simple choices. Throughout your pet’s lifetime, we can help guide you to age appropriate diets, portion control, exercise programs and dietary supplements. Contact us today to see how we can help your pet live a happier, longer, trouble-free life.