From the very first day you bring a new kitten home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your cat’s overall health and well-being. Many cat owners take nutrition for granted, in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a cat. However, did you know that your cat’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories your cat should have each day and whether you are over- or underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food labels?
Whether your cat has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your cat in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for cats during various life stages, such as growth (kitten), adult, and the “golden years.” If your cat has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit his/her needs.
It can be easy for a cat owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let us help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your cat.