Pet Nutrition With Our Veterinarian In Park Hills
Learn About Pet Nutrition At Our Animal Hospital In Park Hills
You are what you eat--and so is your pet! At our animal hospital in Park Hills, we offer pet nutritional counseling along with many other comprehensive pet care services for cats and dogs of any age, size, breed, and health history. In our experience, we find that many well-meaning pet owners don't give the process of selecting the right cat or dog food its due diligence. After all, a simple trip to the pet store can be a pretty overwhelming experience--just think about all the food choices you'll find! Where to start? Read on to learn some helpful tips from our Park Hills veterinarian team that can make a big difference in your animal's overall well-being.
Top 5 Nutritional Tips For Pets From Our Park Hills Veterinarian
- Consult with your Park Hills veterinarian on a regular basis regarding your pet's nutrition. Your pet's nutritional needs can change as it gets older or develops a health problem. Puppies and kittens eat differently than senior animals. Equally, if your pet has a chronic health condition, like kidney disease or obesity, you'll need to modify its diet to help manage the disease. Our vet team can help guide you throughout the process so that you'll be confident with what you're putting in the cat or doggie dish.
- Quality in = quality out. We don't expect you to pay an arm and a leg for pet food, but if you want to maximize your pet's health, you should be prepared to look for and buy high quality nutritional food full of the right blend of protein, fats, carbohydrates, nutrients, and minerals. Our Park Hills veterinarian staff may also recommend high quality supplements, like fish oil, that will enhance the beneficial effects of good pet nutrition.
- Avoid giving animals "human food" at all costs. Slipping your pet a snack from the table poses many problems: you're more likely to accidentally overfeed your pet, you may be reinforcing undesirable behaviors (e.g., begging), and you could unknowingly give your pet something that is potentially poisonous or otherwise harmful.
- Know the signs of pet food allergy. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, be sure to consult with our Park Hill veterinarian staff: ear infections, skin infections that only go away with the use of antibiotics, excessive itching or scratching around the face, trunk, limbs, paws, and anus, and increased and/or loose bowel movements.
- Enhance the beneficial effects of a healthy diet by keeping your pet mentally and physically active. Always give your pet easy access to fresh clean water, and provide your animal with plenty of fun and stimulating games, training, and exercise.
Looking For Some Pet Nutritional Counseling Near You? Visit Park Hills Animal Hospital Today
Led by Park Hill veterinarian Dr. Mark Collet and Dr. Lauren Buckley, the friendly and experienced staff at our Park Hills Animal Hospital is proud to serve members of our nearby communities, including Park Hills, Covington, Bromley, Fort Wright, Wilder, and Southgate. It's our goal to help you raise a happy and healthy animal companion, which is why we feel strongly about offering pet nutritional counseling in addition to our other diagnostic and therapeutic pet care services. If you're ready for some guidance on proper pet nutrition, or if you'd like to request an appointment with a veterinarian in Park Hills, call our animal hospital today at 859-581-5200.