Good nutrition is a cornerstone to the health and well-being of your pet, and the easiest way to ensure his nutritional needs are met is by feeding him a quality, well-balanced diet. Although content amounts vary between life stages (for example, adult and senior), water, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals make up the primary nutritional needs of the domesticated dogs and cats with whom we share our lives.
Dogs, like humans, are omnivores, meaning they can eat both meat and plant-based foods, while cats are obligate carnivores requiring meat-based diets. Some pet parents assume that because their dog’s wild ancestors ate only meat that their canine requires an exclusively meat-based diet, too. However, through centuries of breeding and domestication, today’s pet dogs have evolved into omnivores who can live very healthy lives as vegetarians as long as the proteins and fats in the diet are sufficient, high-quality and easily digestible. Cats, on the other hand, are obligate carnivores who must have meat-based diets, especially because of the essential amino acid taurine. This nutrient is critical to your kitty’s health and is only found in animal-based foods like meat, eggs and fish.
What, how much and how often to feed your furry companion will vary and is particularly influenced by age and size, as well as any health issues he may have. For example, puppies need to be fed several meals a day, while an adult dog can be happy and comfortable with one daily meal. Most cats and kittens who eat dry food are fed “free-choice” meaning a bowl of dry food is available at all times, and they graze at will; while those who are fed wet diets generally follow a meal schedule. Pets in good health should do fine on a standard formula, while another with a tendency toward dry skin may benefit from a specialized recipe. This is where you and your pet can benefit from our nutritional analysis. Because of our familiarity with your furry family member, we can assess specific dietary needs and recommend a food and feeding regimen that will provide quality nutrition and contribute to overall health. You get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are giving your pet the daily nutrition needed to continue to be your favorite cuddly furball, and your pet gets to eat good stuff. Everyone wins!
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Included diets: all Science Diet formulations, and KD, CD and Metabolic Prescription diets.
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