Veterinarian in Westport MA
Veterinarian in Westport MA

965 Sanford Road, Westport, MA 02790 • PH (508) 636-8382 • Fax (508) 636-7199

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Your Dog and Cat's Health starts with Good Nutrition

Veterinary Prescription Diets and Nutraceutical Supplements

Pet Nutrition and Diet

“What should I feed my dog or cat” and “how much should I feed at each meal” are two of the questions we hear often.  Nutrition is one of the most important factors in maintaining your pets' good health. Proper nutrients are necessary for every organ system in the body to function properly. With all the pet food brands on the market, talk to one of our veterinarians about your pets' nutritional needs.  For healthy pets we can help you select the appropriate high quality, non-prescription food from the stores where you shop.

Proper Weight Keeps your Pet Healthier!

Maintaining your pets' ideal body weight can improve his or her life expectancy.  A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.

If you pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calories treats can help. Increasing exercise appropriatly for your pet may be helpful.  Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.

Nutrition is Important to your Pets' Good Health

A complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog and cat throughout their lifetime. As pets age, their nutritional needs change.  Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles.  Older pets benefit from fewer calories.

We recommend feeding foods from reputable manufacturers, the manufacturers that also make veterinary prescription diets such as Science Diet, Royal Canin, Iams and Purina.  Their diets as a whole have much more scientific, veterinary research behind them to prove they are healthy diets.

The Importance of Prescription Foods

If your pet has been diagnosed with a medical condition that needs monitoring and managing such as kidney disease, the food you feed your pet is very important. In addition, many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.

We carry top of the line therapeutic prescription dog and cat foods.  These diets are formulated for the optimal balance of pet health and nutritional support.  Therapeutic diets are formulated to address specific health conditions, and we carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:

We will discuss the various food choices that are best for your pets' health and body condition with you during your pets' wellness exam.  If you have any questions about the food you are feeding your dog or cat, please give us a call—we will be happy to answer all of your questions!

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