Veterinary Nutrition for Your Pet
Before you choose the food you feed your pet, consider getting professional advice on nutrition from one of our vets at Avalon Animal Clinic in Indianapolis. In addition to nutritional advice for what and how to feed your animal, we also have high-quality nutritious products that you can only get from veterinary clinics and similar outlets.
Why Learning About Your Pet's Dietary Needs Is Important
Because pet owners sometimes don't consider their animals' calories, pets tend to overeat for their size. This reason is part of why so many pets in the United States are overweight. Another problem is owners are feeding their pets human food or too many treats.
Instead of putting your pet at risk for arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions related to obesity and high weights, talk to our vets to find the best diet for your cat or dog.
Special Nutrition Needs
Nutritional products for some groups of pets may include weight control regimes, food for animals with heart conditions, diets for diabetic pets, and dental health treats or food. If your pet has any type of chronic condition, ask our veterinarians if it should eat a specialty diet.
If our vets recommend a prescription diet, ask for how to buy this food from us or our online pharmacy.
Changing Nutrition Needs
Your pet will not eat the same diet from its youth through old age. Kittens and puppies need more nutritionally dense food to support their rapidly growing bodies. Older pets may need some vitamins or supplements to sustain their health. Make a point to talk about diet with our veterinarians at every checkup for your pet. As your pet changes over time, we may make alterations to its nutritional recommendations. For instance, if your pet does not gain enough weight, we may suggest changing its diet if there is not a medical cause for the problem.
Bring Your Pet to Our Veterinary Clinic In Indianapolis
Make sure that you give your pet everything it needs to stay healthy. During your animal’s wellness exam, ask our veterinarians for nutritional guidance. Feeding your pet properly can give it the energy to have a healthy lifestyle.
Schedule an appointment with Avalon Animal Clinic in Indianapolis by calling (317) 842-4618. You can also ask us about pet nutrition products we have or get answers to your questions about our veterinary clinic.