Nutrition and Weight Management

From the first day you bring your new pet home, to the later days of it’s life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Wandering the pet food aisles and choosing an optimal diet can be confusing and overwhelming, even to the most experienced pet parent. At Town & Country Veterinary Hospital, we want to work with you to design the perfect diet plan for your pet’s needs. Together we will help your four-legged friend stay in top shape for life.

Nutritional needs change with age, activity level, and health conditions. We can help guide you in dietary selection and feeding practices for your pet during various life stages such as growth, pregnancy, or the “golden years”. If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit their needs whether it be prescription food, commercial diets, raw or grain-free, or complete balanced home cooked food.

Did you know that even just a few too many pounds can shorten your pet’s life? If your pet needs to lose weight we will get right to work developing a strategy. We may suggest cutting back on calorie intake, increasing physical activity, or a combination of both. The following links to body condition scoring is a helpful guide for determining if your dog or cat is at their ideal body weight.

Let’s work together to help your pet achieve optimal health, and to thrive!