Nutrition

If your adult dog or cat is healthy, you may have chosen a pet food based simply on whether or not your pet will eat it. Cost may also play a factor in your decision. However, not all pet foods are equal. And feeding the right amount is not as simple as following the directions on the package (they’re just guidelines).Choosing an appropriate diet can set your pet on a path of lifelong good nutrition and help prevent many problems, including allergies, nutritional deficiencies, skin and coat disorders, and obesity. Nutritional requirements for dogs and cats vary depending on a variety of factors, including age, breed, and health. For instance, senior pets have different requirements than puppies or kittens, and animals with diabetes, kidney disease, and other health conditions can benefit from specific diets.Our veterinarians can help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet. We can counsel you on which foods will be appropriate based on your pet’s needs and your financial considerations, how much to feed, and even how to decode pet food labels. We can create a nutrition plan for your pet, and we can also work to help overweight pets get down to a healthy weight.Call us to set up a nutrition consultation for you and your pet.

Weight Loss and Management

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At Callbeck Animal Hospital we want your pets to live a long healthy life. Obesity is a growing concern as well as a leading cause to many health problems and diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and much more. The good news is we can help you control this and prevent such issues. After a consultation with a veterinarian, our veterinary technician weight loss coaches with walk you through a personalized weight loss program using a diet that suits you and your pet’s individual needs. Your nutrition coach will assist you through the challenges ahead, meeting with you and your pet for weigh-ins and to monitor your pets health throughout the process. Best of all this program is complimentary! We are happy and eager to help you and your pet get started on the right path towards weight management. Please give us a call to set up an appointment today!