Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Nutrition is an important component of your pet’s overall health. Knowing what to feed your furry friend, the quantity, or how to select the best types of foods can be daunting. Our veterinary team is here to support you with nutrition counselling to help you meet all of your pet’s dietary needs. Food is not only fuel for your pet but is also a vital part of their overall health. 

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How do I know which pet food to choose?

There’s a wide selection of pet food available on the market and it can be overwhelming to decide what’s best for your pet based on advertisements or pet food packaging. Our veterinary team is equipped to give you expert advice on what foods work best for your furry family member. It’s also an opportunity to ask questions about ways food should support your pet’s overall health. Since no two pets are the same, we provide individualized nutrition plans based on your pet’s needs. Through examination and information you provide us about their feeding habits, we’ll make recommendations on what will work best for them. For example, kittens and senior cats need different foods based on their developmental stage. If you’re interested in booking a nutrition counselling appointment, please contact us at 613.634.7474.

What foods should I avoid feeding my pet?

Depending on your pet’s overall health, breed and lifestyle, there is a recommendation we will make about which foods your pet should try not to incorporate into their diet. Some general foods that should be avoided for all pets include: 

  • Dairy 
  • Coffee 
  • Candy 
  • Avocados 
  • Onions 
  • Garlic

What foods should I include in their diet? 

Your pet’s diet is unique to their needs. It’s important to cater their nutritional needs to their overall health and developmental stage. For example, puppies and kittens need to be fed more frequently throughout the day to support their growth. Since there are variations between breeds, our veterinary team will provide insight into the best foods to incorporate into their diet. 

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