Nutrition & Weight Management

If you find the back of pet food packages confusing, you’re not alone. With so many ingredients, so many choices and so much ambiguity surrounding pet nutrition, managing your companion’s nutritional wellbeing can be challenging, even for the most seasoned pet parent. Likewise, understanding how much your pet should weigh isn’t always as straightforward as it could be.

Yet balanced nutrition and a healthy weight are important components in helping your pet enjoy a long life, so it is a big deal. What you need is the guidance of an expert; someone who understands the complexities of pet nutrition and weight management, and can set your companion on the right path toward a lifetime of optimum health. The team at Acadiana Veterinary Clinic is experienced in all aspects of companion animal nutrition and we’re here to help.

The key to balancing your pet’s diet is determining exactly what his or her nutritional needs are. Every pet is different, so it’s important that we take an individualized approach to managing your companion’s nutrition. We will start with a comprehensive physical exam, and also consider such relevant factors as your pet’s species, breed, age, current weight and health status. From there, we will be able to recommend a specific diet plan that will help keep your pet healthy and fit.

Next, we’ll tackle the important topic of weight control. Many pet parents fail to recognize the importance of keeping companion animals within their ideal weight ranges. This is critical since pets that weigh too much (or don’t weigh enough) can be at a much higher risk of developing a number of serious medical conditions. Our detailed health analysis will also help us to determine what weight your pet would be healthiest at, and develop a plan to reach that target weight.

Lastly, we will need to revisit and adjust our approach from time to time to ensure that it continues to be as effective as it was originally designed to be. It’s important that we do this to address your pet’s changing health care needs as they occur throughout his or her lifetime. By being proactive and flexible with our plan, we’ll be able to continue to achieve our goals of keeping your loved one healthy and fit over the years.

You adore your pet and want to see that special little critter enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. Start them off on the right foot with our professional nutritional counseling and weight management services. We can develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend.

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