dietaryEver heard the expression that “you are what you eat”? Well the same is true for our pets!

A nutrition-rich diet is your pet’s first line of defense and a cornerstone of preventive care. Proper daily nutrition will go a long way in keeping your pet healthy by bolstering the immune system and supporting normal development in younger animals.

Every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors. For example, giant breeds such as Great Danes, mastiffs and giant schnauzers have unique needs that can’t always be met by commercial dog foods. Puppies require more calories than seniors, so your vet will recommend specially formulated foods for them and for animals who have certain health conditions, such as kidney disease.

At Lake Pine Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets by advising you about what’s right for your animal.