Pet Nutrition Matters
Everyday we answer the question, “What’s for dinner?” We try to provide ourselves with a balanced diet, knowing that it will help us stay healthy, live longer, and have more energy.
Yet many pet owners are unaware what “proper nutrition” means when it comes to their cat, dog, rabbit, or pocket pet.
Hanford Veterinary Hospital is here to help. Whether it’s helping you choose the right food for your furry friend, assisting you in decoding pet food labels, counseling you on proper pet nutrition, or advising you on a specialized diet as part of your pet’s wellness plan, our staff has the knowledge to get your pets on the right diet that will optimize their health and keep them feeling frisky.
Another important aspect to proper pet nutrition is helping your pet maintain a healthy weight. Obesity in pets is becoming an epidemic and it has serious ramifications. Some of the problems associated with animal obesity are:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Respiratory problems
- Shortened life expectancy
If you suspect your pet may have more than a few extra pounds, or if you have any other questions regarding proper nutrition, please give us a call. Likewise, you are always welcome to stop in and pick up some healthy treats from our front office, as well as any specialty food prescribed to your pet.