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Nutrition Facts for Dogs and Cats Through Every Life Stage

To keep their pet in excellent health, pet owners must skip past the bright packaging and bold claims to find the nutrition information on their pet’s favorite foods. Dogs and cats both require the perfect vitamins of carbohydrates, fat, protein and micronutrients to remain in great health. Here at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, we aim to help pet owners find the best combination of food for their furry friends. We assist with dietary changes as cats and dogs move through their early months to well into old age.

Dog eating healthy dog food after a visit to his veterinarian.

Nutritional Needs of Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats have wildly different nutritional needs when it comes to remaining in top condition. The macro and micronutrient levels of vet-approved pet foods are designed with the species’ needs in mind. Cats, for example, need food that has a high percentage of protein and little to no fiber. Dogs, on the other hand, require fiber in their food to maximize the efficiency of their gastric system.

Health Concerns Caused by Poor Nutrition

Cats and dogs can develop serious health problems from a lack of adequate dietary intake each day. Vets may diagnose vitamin deficiencies, nerve disorders or degenerative diseases in pets that are not placed on the proper food for their breed, size and activity levels. The amount of food given to each pet also matters as high feed allotments can lead to obesity and related medical conditions.  

How Your Ferndale, NY Vet Can Help

Veterinary professionals are skilled in helping pet owners find the best diet for their furry friends. Vets utilize key nutrition information to find foods formulated with the right combination of ingredients. Your vet may suggest different ways to help your pet eat more or less to boost nutrition in smart ways. You can utilize the tips from your veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to maximize the health of your pets.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

If you are ready to improve your pet’s nutrition, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in Ferndale, NY by calling 845-292-6711. At the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County, we strive to keep your pet in excellent health through every life stage. We will work hard to ensure your pet always receives the preventative and restorative health services required for a truly healthy life. Your pet’s health and happiness will always remain our top priority.

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