Just like humans, it's important to examine what enters our pet's bodies and ensure they are getting the proper food and nutrition available. It's not a good idea to feed your pet low-quality as this can cause your pet to become sick and lower their quality of life. If you're a new pet owner, get the help of a veterinarian on our team for pet nutrition advice.
At Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton, we offer our Pleasanton, CA community members veterinary pet care for their pet or pets. This can include a comprehensive pet exam, pet nutrition, preventative care, pet dental exams, and more!
What Is Pet Nutrition?
Pet nutrition describes the type and amount of food that your pet ingests. By ingesting these different types of food, your pet is fueled with either healthy nutrition, or unhealthy food. Pet nutrition is crucial in order to help prevent various diseases in your pet, such as:
- Stomach upset
- Fur loss
How Can a Vet Help?
If your pet has been suffering with stomach upset, is having difficulty eating, or is experiencing new symptoms such as vomiting and weight loss, these all may indicate an issue with pet nutrition. A vet at our practice can conduct a full physical exam to determine if your pet is suffering from an ailment or medical condition causing their symptoms.
A veterinarian on our team may also ask you various questions regarding your pet's nutrition. They might inquire about changes in diet, how often your pet eats, what type of food they like, and other similar questions.
Through a pet exam, pet dental checkup, and bloodwork, our veterinarian will determine if your pet needs changes in their pet nutrition.
Changes might include:
- Changing your pet's feeding schedule
- Considering a special diet to include vitamins
- Using different feeding equipment, such as bowls that prevent bloating or angled bowls
- Upgrading your pet's food to get rid of fillers and incorporate more protein
- Avoiding certain foods that could be triggering allergies
- Restricting your pet's food to reduce weight, obesity, and control diabetes
Using this advice, a veterinarian on our team will be able to treat any nutritional issues your pet is facing. Our veterinarian will also be able to use pet nutrition as preventative care to help make your pet more resistant to disease and other ailments.
Get a Pet Nutrition Exam and Our Veterinary Care Services at Our Animal Center
At Animal Medical Center of Pleasanton, CA, we can help your pet become healthy and happy with their nutrition. We can provide pet care to prolong their life, keep them at a healthy weight, and allow them to improve their overall health. Call us to schedule an appointment at our animal center. Call us at (925) 734-8387.