Why Your Pet May Need Nutritional Counseling

Why Your Pet May Need Nutritional Counseling

How nutritional counseling from your veterinarians in High Point, North Carolina can help your pet stay healthy.

If you are a parent to a pet, it’s only natural to want the best for your pet. After all, they are a member of the family. It’s also tempting to want them to enjoy some of the foods that you enjoy, but this practice isn’t good for your pet.

Nutritional counseling for your pet can be a big help. The veterinarians at Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals in High Point, North Carolina offer a wide range of veterinary services, including nutritional counseling for your pet.

So, why is nutritional counseling important for your pet? You want your pet to live a long, and healthy life and a big part of health is what your pet eats, especially on a daily basis.

Nutritional counseling can help you know what is right and wrong to give to your pet. Many pets have underlying health conditions or allergies, and nutritional counseling can help you avoid giving your pet the wrong foods.

Eating the correct diet can also help your pet stay healthy and avoid common conditions like carrying excess weight, heart issues, and tooth problems. If your pet does have an underlying health condition, nutritional counseling can put you and your pet on the right track to minimize the effects of the condition.

As a general nutritional guideline, remember to:

Give your pet lots of freshwater, which helps to keep your pet cool and aids respiration and digestion. Bacteria can build up in water, so change it often.

Give your pet a balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Nutritional counseling can help you know the correct blend of nutrients, based on your pet's age, weight, and overall health.

If you feed human food to your pet, do it sparingly, making sure to only give up to 10% human food to your pet.

  • Human foods that your pet can eat include:
  • Salmon, peanut butter, and cooked eggs
  • Green beans, carrots, and sweet potatoes
  • Apples, cheese, and cottage cheese

Human foods you need to avoid giving to your pet include:

  • Nuts and salty foods
  • Coconut oil and avocados
  • Raw eggs and raw meat
  • Grapes, raisins, and citrus fruits
  • Foods containing garlic or onions
  • Foods containing alcohol and caffeine

For animal-specific nutrition tips, please visit the Online Veterinary Education Library on the website at https://www.totalcarevethospital.com/education.html

You and your pet deserve to live a long and healthy life together, and pet nutritional counseling can help. To find out more about why nutritional counseling is important for your pet, call the veterinarians of Total Care and Skeet Club Veterinary Hospitals in High Point, North Carolina. Call Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital at (336) 886-2315 or Total Care Veterinary Hospital (336) 841-8877 for an appointment.

We schedule a full 30-minute appointment for most of our exams. This allows ample time to discuss your concerns with our doctors and to provide your pet with a full extensive exam. If you phone us with questions, our staff members are happy to assist you. If additional information is needed, a doctor will make every effort to call you back the same day.

We provide expert medical and surgical care should your pet become ill or injured. We offer a full range of quality animal care with specialized diagnostic and treatment modalities. We also provide consultations with board certified specialists.

Our Locations

Total Care Veterinary Hospital

633 Greensboro Road
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 841-8877
Fax: (336) 841-737

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday: Closed

Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital

1578 Skeet Club Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 886-2315
Fax: (336) 886-2386

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed