Think about how you approach nutrition for yourself or your children. You would never just go into the store and grab any old thing off the shelf, would you? Of course not! You do your research, and buy food that not only tastes good but also supports good health. Doesn’t your four-legged family member deserve the same courtesy?

The right diet and daily exercise can help bring out the very best in your animal companion, and it can even help to manage certain health conditions to provide a happier, more comfortable life. The problem is, with so many choices, finding the right balance can be confusing. What you need is the guidance of an expert.

The team at Moore Animal Hospital is experienced in companion animal nutrition. We can work with you to determine exactly what food products and physical activities would best help your pet achieve a lifetime of optimum health.

Step 1 – Nutrition

The first part of our nutritional counseling service involves pinpointing what your pet’s unique needs are. We’ll conduct a thorough exam and take into consideration such factors as age, breed, current weight and the existence of any health problems. Once we have a clear picture of what your pet’s nutritional needs are, we’ll develop a diet that will best meet those needs. We’ll also advise you on how much you should be feeding your pet, and how often.

Step 2 – Weight Management

The second step is helping your pet achieve and maintain his or her ideal weight. This is important since animals that are even just a few pounds too heavy can be at a greater risk of developing serious, sometimes even life threatening medical conditions. Likewise, pets that are underweight can be more susceptible to illness or injury. We’ll work with you to develop a plan for diet, portion control and exercise to help slim down (or beef up) your companion to a healthier weight.

Step 3 – Maintenance

The final step in the process is ongoing maintenance. As your pet ages, his or her health care needs will change, including those associated with nutrition and weight control. It’s important for us to revisit our plan from time to time to make sure it’s still as effective as it was designed to be, and make any necessary adjustments as they’re needed.

You love your pet and want the very best for them. So do we! Let us create a customized plan that will help your loved one achieve optimum health for life!