Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining your pet’s good health, so it’s important to make sure that your pet’s diet is providing them with the adequate nutrients they need. Our veterinarians will discuss the type of food that will best benefit your dog or cat. Every life stage requires a special balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates to maintain a healthy diet, and a complete and balanced diet is essential for your pet throughout their lifetime. As your pet ages, his or her nutritional needs will begin to change as well. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and growing bones and muscles, while older pets will benefit from fewer calories.
Imbalanced diets can be linked to conditions such as gastrointestinal ailments and dermatological problems. Our veterinarians can provide a comprehensive nutritional assessment by reviewing your pet’s medical history and current health condition. We can then provide you with recommendations for the specific foods and treats that are best for your companion. Our hospital is stocked with a wide range of prescription diets and supplements, and our staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep them happy, healthy, and active.
Cats and dogs that are significantly underweight or overweight are more susceptible to health issues and complications caused by disease and injury. For example, obesity is a serious issue for many pets and is often a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. At Belle Meade Animal Hospital, our veterinarians can give you advice and tools to help your pet maintain a healthy weight.
To learn more about our nutritional counseling services for dogs and cats, call us today at 615-352-4370.