A Matter of Health: Nutritional Counseling for Pets
As part of Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital’s commitment to your pet’s individual needs, we offer personalized nutritional counseling services.
Whether your pet is overweight or underweight—or even if he or she is “just right,” but you’re questioning the latest fad diet or your pet’s nutritional needs for his or her stage of life—our veterinarians can get your pet on the right track for a healthy diet and a healthy life.
Our nutritional counseling services are tailored to your pet’s unique needs. We will assess his or her overall body index score and consult with you on what your pet is eating, how much he or she is eating, and discuss your pet’s activity level. This information is used in tandem with your pet’s overall health and stage of life to determine the best possible plan to optimize your pet’s nutrition and maintain his or her long-term health.
Our nutritional counseling services are not about pushing the latest fad diets or selling your expensive foods. Our goal is to educate you, as the owner, on what good pet nutrition is and to create a healthy routine for your pet’s diet and exercise.
Combating Pet Obesity
Sadly, pet obesity is on the rise and has reached the epidemic proportions that have been affecting humans for years. Because of this, many of the pets we see for nutritional counseling are overweight and their health is suffering because of it.
Obesity in pets can cause the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Respiratory problems
- Shortened life expectancy
- Orthopedic problems
To combat obesity and the health affects it has on your beloved pet, we are prepared to work with you however we can to return your pet to a healthy weight and maintain that weight for his or her lifetime.
As part of that commitment, we offer the following prescription foods, specially designed to safely reduce your pet’s weight:
- Hill’s Prescription Diet Weight Management Pet Foods
- Royal Canin Veterinary-Exclusive Therapeutic and Wellness Diets
- Select Iams Prescription Foods
If you are concerned about your pet’s nutrition or weight, please call us to schedule an appointment for nutritional counseling. Your pet will thank you for it.