Nutrition is every bit as important to the health and well-being of your pet as it is our own health. Consumer awareness campaigns have made it very clear that eating a good diet can help us to live longer and have fewer health problems. Our pets do not live nearly as long as we would like, but if something as simple as what you feed them can add two or three years to their life, then we here at Sarasota Veterinary Center are going to make sure our clients know about it. Nutritional counseling is an important part of what we do here.
Misinformation from advertising and pet store employees is the most significant obstacle to discussing nutrition. The doctors and staff at Sarasota Veterinary Center stay up to date on the most recent research and also know how to decode the confusing labels on pet foods that are designed to not really help you make an informed decision.
There is not one perfect pet food out there. The proper food depend may depend on your pet’s age, breed, health status and of course preference. One mistake many people make is thinking that their pet needs variety just like people do. In reality, pets do best on a consistent, balanced diet of the same thing every day. Their GI tract is not set up to handle change and new diets or treats can cause uncomfortable and expensive digestive problems.
We can advise you on the best choices for your pet whether you want to buy a premium diet at a pet store, something that is convenient for you to pick up when shopping at the grocery store for yourself, or even if you want to do your own cooking for your pet. We promise to give you the best advice just like we would for our own pets because We Love Pets And It Shows!