The right nutrition is essential to help your dog or cat to be as healthy as possible. At Family Pet Medical Center, we offer nutritional counseling from our professional Fort Lauderdale pet nutritionist. This can help you to provide the right care for dogs and cats who may require extra help to stay active and healthy. Our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital is committed to a holistic approach to pet care that includes regular exercise, weight control and the right nutrition for every stage of your pet’s life. We work with you to make sure your pet gets all the right nutrients without the fat and filler that can contribute to weight gain for dogs and cats. This can help your pet to stay healthy and mobile now and throughout their lives.
Veterinarians and veterinary experts agree that feeding your pet healthy and high-quality food can extend their lives and can reduce issues that could affect their health immediately and for the rest of their lives. Our on-staff Fort Lauderdale pet nutritionist can provide you with the most accurate and practical options for feeding your pets the right foods for their species, their nutritional requirements and their activity levels.
While dogs can often eat a mix of meat and non-meat foods, cats are obligate carnivores. This means that they must eat meat to obtain the necessary nutrients for good health. Some of the most important nutrients that cats and kittens must obtain from the foods they eat include the following:
Dogs can digest carbohydrates much more easily than cats. In general, a dog’s diet can include proteins, carbohydrates and fats. This mix of nutrients can ensure that your puppy or dog receives the right nutrients for their needs. Proteins should form the bulk of your dog’s diet and can include cooked eggs, beef, fish, chicken, turkey and lamb. Our on-staff Fort Lauderdale pet nutritionist can provide you with helpful guidelines on the right amount to feed your dog and the correct food formulations to help your canine companion stay as healthy as possible. Our Fort Lauderdale animal hospital is committed to the highest standards of care for your beloved pet.
At Family Pet Medical Center, we work with pet owners in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas to provide practical help for all aspects of your pet’s health. Contact our Fort Lauderdale pet nutritionist today at 954-567-2500 to request more information or to set up an appointment with us;. We look forward to the chance to serve you.