Pet Nutrition in Bulverde, TX
Dogs and cats need a healthy, balanced diet to help maintain their quality of life. At Bulverde Animal Hospital, our knowledgeable team can offer recommendations about pet nutrition for puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats, and senior pets. In short, pets of all ages require a diet that is tailored to their personal needs. We are dedicated to working with you to create a healthy and effective nutrition plan to ensure your pet lives a happy life by your side.
Have questions about nutrition, or concerns about your pet’s diet? Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Choosing the Right Diet for Your Dog or Cat
Pet food comes in such a wide variety of options, it can be overwhelming to decide which food is best for your pet! Fortunately, our experienced veterinarians can make it easy for you. When you bring your pet in for their checkup, we can assess your pet’s health and provide nutrition recommendations specifically tailored to their needs. Perhaps they need a higher-protein diet, or maybe they need a diet to help them manage the symptoms of chronic illness. Whatever they need, we can help you make an informed choice.
Ensuring your pet has a balanced diet appropriate to their age group and needs can also help to reduce health risks such as diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and allergies. If you have any questions about pet nutrition, give us a call at (830) 438-7200!
How to Prevent Unhealthy Eating Habits in Pets
We love to indulge pets with treats and sneak them handouts from the table. Unfortunately, this can lead to bad habits and your pet will likely gain weight! There are a few different ways to avoid developing bad habits regarding your pet’s nutrition including:
Avoid feeding your pet a steady stream of treats throughout the day.
Resist giving your pet table scraps.
Feed your pet their meals at the same time each day.
Measure out your pet’s meals based on veterinarian recommendations.
Do not leave food sitting out all day for cats.
Try using a food puzzle to make mealtime more engaging for your pet, in addition to preventing them from eating too quickly.
When in doubt, ask your veterinarian for suggestions!