Nutrition and Weight Management

Is your pet carrying a few extra pounds? Has he or she been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes or arthritis?

What you feed your pet and how much he or she weighs can have a direct impact on his or her overall wellbeing. Yet, with so many pet foods to choose from and a lack of available information on proper weight management, handling this part of your companion’s health care can be challenging. At Claws N Paws, we want to offer the guidance and support you need to keep your loved one healthy and fit through every stage of life.

A Customized Plan

Your pet’s diet should support his or her unique needs, whether it’s shedding excess weight or managing a medical condition. There are a number of factors that must be considered when developing a food plan. For instance, your pet’s age, species, breed, and present weight all play a role in determining his or her dietary needs. We will examine your companion and take all of these elements into account before making our professional recommendation. We’ll advise you on type of food as well as portion control and feeding frequency.

A Healthy Weight

If your pet is slightly overweight, you’re not alone. In fact, obesity is a growing concern among companion animals. Just as with humans, too many extra pounds can be harmful to your pet’s long-term wellbeing. Conversely, if your loved one doesn’t weigh enough, he or she may be more prone to illness. As part of our comprehensive nutritional analysis, we will also assess your pet’s weight. If it’s determined that changes must be made, we’ll work with you to implement a strategy that will help get your pet back on track.

Ongoing Maintenance

As your pet navigates through the various stages of life, his or her health care needs will inevitably change. Our goal is to develop a diet and exercise plan that will evolve along with these changing needs. To that end, we will occasionally revisit our approach and make any necessary modifications along the way. This will help to ensure that your loved one continues to maintain balanced nutrition and a healthy weight over the years.

Keeping your pet healthy and fit doesn’t have to be difficult. Give us a call today – we’ll arm you with everything you need to bring out the best in your animal friend.