A well-balanced diet is the foundation of good health for our patients. A pet’s diet has a direct effect on weight, coat and skin health, and major organs and systems including the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney, and urinary tract.
Our veterinarians base their food recommendations on nutritional science and their many years of experience in veterinary medicine.
When choosing your pet’s diet here are a few guidelines to follow:
- Always choose an age-specific formula (growth, adult, or mature) and avoid “all-stage” diets.
- If your pet has a food allergy or any other other medical problem, over-the-counter diets are inappropriate choices; you will need to feed a medically formulated diet prescribed by one of our veterinarians. This will save you money, help your pet feel better, and reduce your visits to our hospital. Many of the diets we recommend can be ordered through our online shop and will be shipped to your door, some brands with free shipping.
- Watch the pet food recall lists. For up-to-date information, visit the AVMA Pet Food Safety website.