Nutritional Counseling

Pet owners are bombarded every day with advertising for pet food, each one proclaiming that their product is the best. How do you choose? How do you wade through the multitude of pet food diets and determine which one is actually the best choice for your pet?

At St. Francis Hospital for Animals we recognize the importance of having the appropriate diet to meet the needs of individual pets. There is no one magical diet that fits all pets. Younger pets need a diet that will help them grow strong and stay active. Older pets require diets that meet their specific needs. Sometimes, pets develop allergies and need a complete change in diet. Other pets have problems with obesity that can lead to serious health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney and heart disease, and a shortened lifespan.

The purpose of our nutritional counseling service is to offer dietary recommendations according to your pet’s stage of life. Using your pet’s weight, activity level and physical condition, we can determine the nutritional requirements and proper portions that your pet needs. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed, or gain a few pounds, our experienced veterinarians can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health.

Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed with choosing the right food for your pet. We offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Our nutritional counseling services help pet owners in Charlotte, Pineville, Matthews, and Indian Trail achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for their pets.