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Pet Nutrition and Weight Management in Stevenson Ranch

Is Your Pet’s Diet Bringing Out His or Her Best?

Just like humans, the diet you feed your pet can mean the difference between simply surviving and really living life to the fullest. The right nutritional balance plays an important role in an animal’s overall health and wellbeing, as does weight. The problem is, understanding the details about the many food products available today can be tough. That’s why it helps to have the right team in your corner.

At Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center, we are professionals when it comes to pet nutrition and weight management. We’ll work with you to develop the best strategy for your loved one.

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A Healthy Diet

Not all pet foods are created equal, and what works for one animal may not for another. That’s why it’s so important to establish a diet that is customized to your companion’s specific needs. The first step in our nutritional counseling service is figuring out what those needs are. We accomplish this by conducting a physical exam and considering such things as your pet’s age, weight, lifestyle and health status. All of this information helps us to identify the ideal diet that will maximize your pet’s potential.

The Right Weight

Pudgy pets are certainly adorable, but those extra pounds could be placing your loved one in harm’s way. Obesity is a growing problem among companion animals, making them more susceptible to illness and even shortening their lives. We want to put your furry friend on the path to a lifetime of good health. That includes making sure he or she weighs in at a healthy number. If necessary, we will work with you to develop a strategy for shedding excess pounds and establishing a fit lifestyle.

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Occasional Changes

As your pet ages, his or her health care needs will inevitably change. This includes those needs associated with diet and weight control. For instance, the food and activity level of a young puppy will be vastly different from those of an adult or senior pet. As these life stages occur, we will revisit our approach and make any necessary changes. This will ensure that we continue to achieve optimum results throughout your companion’s entire life.

Could you use some guidance with the topics of nutrition and weight? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Give us a call to get started today.