Pet Nutritional Counseling in Estero, FL
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Pet Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Life
Our pets' nutrition is tremendously important to their overall health and wellness. Our animal nutrition counseling strives to empower pet owners to provide their pets with a high-quality diet through each stage of their life. While we aren't vets, we can direct you towards a healthy and balanced diet for your pet. We can also keep you informed on what is available on the market and things to avoid. Our knowledgeable staff is trained to help with a wide range of questions you may have for them.
Cat nutrition is closely connected to overall wellness, and a cat's diet can even help improve a variety of issues including common allergies, hyperparathyroidism, and food intolerances. Obesity is also a growing issue and overweight cats are at risk for a whole multitude of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, renal disease, heart disease, and a life expectancy lessened by as much as 20%. Kitties are obligate carnivores which means that the best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates. No matter if your cat is dealing with a weight problem or requires a unique diet in conjunction with healthcare maintenance and treatment, our staff will counsel you on the various nutritional options that are available to cat parents. Don't be reluctant to get in touch with us if you have any questions about finding the purrrrrrfect cat diet.
Giant Breed Animal Nutrition
Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large dog breeds necessitate well-defined amounts of essential nutrients to fulfill their growth requirements. Large breed puppies need a food produced to ensure proper bone and muscle development and the right amount of energy so they can develop to their optimal growth potential without developmental concerns.
Nutrition for Working Dogs
Stage show and working dogs have special dietary needs. Generally, working dogs are larger breeds such as an Akita, a Mastiff, or a Newfoundland that are specifically bred to perform tasks like sledding or herding. To perform their best, these dogs need a high-performance pet food that helps keep them working at top productivity. Depending on the amount of work, working dogs may require 1.5 to 2.5 times the volume of food as compared to a sedentary pet. Also, if the dogs are performing work in high conditions, the volume of food needed increases even more.
Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition
Puppies and kittens necessitate suitable nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. The very same strategy that works for a smaller breed puppy, such as a Maltese, would not be ideal for a large breed, such as a Rottweiler.
Senior Pet Nutrition
When a cherished pet ages, their eating habits, and dietary requirements will need to adjust. As a general guideline, our pets are regarded as elderly when they've arrived at one-half of their life expectancy. If a senior pet’s exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption to help prevent obesity because the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.
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