Dietary Counseling

Ever heard the expression that “you are what you eat”? Well, the same is true for our pets. A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense and a cornerstone of preventive care. Proper daily nutrition will go a long way in keeping your pet healthy by bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals.

Poor Nutrition in Dogs

A poor diet can result in many health issues for your pet such as obesity or emaciation, which in turn will cause secondary health concerns. These disorders are typically due to either the amount or quality of food they are being fed. There are several symptoms that indicate your dog is receiving inadequate nutrition in one way or another. Some of the signs that their diet or digestion needs to be reevaluated can include:

  • Bad breath
  • Body odor
  • Dandruff
  • Dull coat
  • Excessive shedding
  • Flatlulence
  • Hair loss
  • Inconsistent or unusual bowel movements
  • Increased allergies
  • Obesity
  • Skin disorders
  • Weight loss

Understanding Your Pet’s Nutritional Needs

Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors—which can make choosing the right pet food complicated. At Nottingham Animal Hospital our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you about what’s right for your animal.

We will provide guidance regarding your pet’s nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance. Contact us to find the right diet for your pet.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an
    appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an
    initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together
    for your pet.