Our staff at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota is dedicated to providing your pet with the finest treatment available. A comprehensive wellness visit is the best method to determine your cherished family pet's health. During this visit, our compassionate team will discuss how to help your pet be at its very best. During your pet’s nose-to-tail check-up, we will ask you a few questions about your pet’s diet to make sure your pet is receiving the vital nutrients that he or she needs to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Feeding Your Pet The Best
During your pet’s wellness visit, our veterinary care team will discuss the animal's diet. We will make recommendations regarding the quality and quantity of food that is required to keep your pet healthy and strong.
Nutritionally appropriate food is key to keeping your pet at a healthy weight. Kittens and puppies require a diet that is high in protein to help with their rapid growth. Certain formulas are designed specifically for young pets and are critical to set them up for continued nutritional success as they age.
Complete and balanced nutrition is the hallmark of a great diet. The correct balance of protein, essential amino and fatty acids, along with vitamins and minerals in the appropriate ratios is an important contribution to your pet’s health and well-being.
A nutrition plan will take into account more than just food. Our veterinary team will consider age, lifestyle, activity level, diseased propensity, and body condition when assessing your pet's nutritional needs.
Overfeeding or feeding your pet from the table can increase its calorie intake and make your pet prone to being overweight. A few extra pounds on your pet can push it as much as 5%, 10%, or more over the optimum weight. Conversely, a pet that is a reluctant eater, may need a higher nutritionally dense food to digest all of the required nutrients to maintain its weight.
The impact of feeding your pet with proper nutrition is profound. Special diets can help manage diseases and contribute to better bladder, dental, heart, digestive, liver, and kidney health. Proper vitamins and minerals in a prescribed diet can positively affect the skin, coat, allergies, and weight control.
Pet Nutrition in Sarasota, FL
To learn more about your pet's nutritional needs, contact our team at Bay Road Animal Hospital in Sarasota today at (941) 366-2275 to schedule your pet's nutritional and wellness consultation. You can also request an appointment through our online portal. Our veterinary care team is dedicated to providing the best health information for your pet to ensure a healthy and happy life.