Nutritional Counseling

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Optimizing Your Pet’s Nutrition

At Briarwood Animal Hospital, we believe that proper nutrition is essential for your pet’s overall health and well-being. Our nutritional counseling services are designed to provide personalized guidance and support to help you make informed decisions about your pet’s diet.

Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to lose a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services will keep your pet in good health.

We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets in all stages of life: growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.”

If your pet has a medical condition, our veterinarians can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.

Tailored Dietary Guidance

It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We’ll work closely with you to assess your pet’s unique nutritional requirements and develop a tailored diet plan that meets their individual needs.

With our expert advice and ongoing support, you can feel confident that you’re providing your pet with the best possible nutrition to thrive.

What Are the Benefits to Nutritional Counseling?

  • Optimal Health Maintenance: Tailored nutritional plans can help maintain pets at their ideal weight and promote overall health and longevity.
  • Disease Prevention: Proper nutrition can reduce the risk of various health issues such as obesity, diabetes, urinary tract diseases, and certain types of cancer.
  • Management of Medical Conditions: Specialized diets can help manage chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and food allergies.
  • Weight Management: Guidance on calorie intake and portion control can aid in weight loss or weight maintenance, reducing the risk of obesity-related health problems.
  • Improved Digestive Health: Appropriate diets can support gastrointestinal health, alleviate digestive issues, and promote regular bowel movements.
  • Healthy Skin and Coat: Nutritional counseling can address deficiencies and imbalances that may contribute to skin problems, allergies, and dull coats, promoting healthy skin and a shiny coat.
  • Joint Health: Certain diets containing specific nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and glucosamine can support joint health and reduce inflammation, benefiting pets with arthritis or mobility issues.
  • Behavioral Benefits: Balanced nutrition can support mental and behavioral well-being, contributing to a happier, more energetic, and less anxious pet.
  • Tailored Recommendations: Nutritional counseling involves personalized recommendations based on factors such as age, breed, size, activity level, and any existing health conditions, ensuring the most suitable diet for each individual pet.

Overall, nutritional counseling plays a crucial role in maintaining pets’ overall health and well-being, helping them lead longer, happier lives.

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Scheduling an appointment:

To optimize our efficiency and reduce client waiting times, we prefer to operate primarily by appointments. Drop-off appointments may be requested by the pet owner to maximize his/her time or suggested by our staff if all appointments are filled for the day and the pet owner would like his animal evaluated or treated the same day.

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