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Pet Nutrition

Optimal pet nutrition ensures health and well-being, offering essential nutrients for their growth, vitality, and overall happiness.

Pet Nutrition

Help Your Pet Achieve the Right Nutritional Balance

Maintaining a healthy body weight is important for a pet’s overall physical health. Good nutrition can help your pet have a happier, safer, and longer life. Many nutritional supplements can help fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of any companion animal. The veterinary professionals at Companion Pet Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, offer nutritional counseling to pet owners during regular wellness exams and anytime the need arises. Assisting in the development of an appropriate feeding plan may include special diets, suitable treats, and an exercise plan for your animal companion.

Pet health check by vet

Why is Maintaining a Healthy Weight Important?

Being overweight is a serious problem for animals and can cause health problems as they get older, including heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range. The best way to ensure your pet’s needs are met is to consult with the veterinarians at Companion Pet Hospital about a specific diet for your pet and their lifestyle. Our team will help your pet battle unhealthy weight gain and counsel you on the best nutritional options available.

When is a Diet Change Needed?

Pets should be fed a balanced wellness diet based on several factors, including their life stage, breed or size, activity level, and any health issues. Diet changes are recommended whenever a pet enters a new life stage. For example, transitioning is recommended from puppy or kitten to adult or adult to senior, usually around age seven. Our veterinarians may also recommend diet changes if your pet develops any health problems that can be treated with a prescription diet, such as obesity or a food allergy.

Cat's health check

How Diet & Nutrition Can Help Your Pet

If you live in Philadelphia or a surrounding area, the veterinary team at Companion Pet Hospital can help you make the right dietary changes for your pet so that they can stay on track to live a happy and healthy life. A healthy diet and good nutrition can reduce or even eliminate the following problems:

  • Pet allergies
  • Itching and scratching
  • Dull coat
  • Arthritis and other joint problems
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Urinary issues

Skin and coat supplements are a great way to keep your pet looking and feeling their best. Arthritis and joint supplements can be helpful for many pets as they age. Achieving the right nutritional balance will allow your pet to better manage any existing medical conditions and significantly improve their quality of life.