Nutrition & Weight Management

“The doctor of the future… will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~ Thomas Edison

As a responsible parent, you wouldn’t feed your children just any old food you grabbed off the shelf without knowing its nutritional value. To the contrary, you want to select food products that will promote wellness, boost the immune system and keep your family healthy and strong. Don’t your animal children deserve the same courtesy?

What you feed your pet can have a direct impact – either positive or negative – on his or her overall health and wellbeing. The right diet and exercise can even help manage existing medical conditions, such as arthritis and diabetes. Don’t take chances with your pet’s health. Let the experts at Teller Park Veterinary Service help! Our nutritional counseling and weight management services can help get your pet on the path to a lifetime of good health.

We’ll begin by conducting a thorough analysis of your pet’s present health. We’ll perform a physical exam, weigh your pet and consider a number of important factors, such as age, breed, activity level and the presence of any existing medical conditions. Once we’ve gathered all of this information, we can then identify what your companion’s unique nutritional needs are and develop a diet that will help meet those needs most effectively.

The second step is managing your pet’s weight. Animals that are even just a few pounds overweight are at a much greater risk of developing serious medical conditions, some of which can even be life threatening. Conversely, pets that don’t weigh enough can be more susceptible to certain illnesses and more prone to injury. We’ll use our nutritional analysis to help identify the weight range that would be ideal for your particular pet, and then develop a strategy of diet and exercise to help achieve and maintain that healthy weight over time.

Finally, we’ll need to reassess your pet’s diet and exercise plan from time to time to make sure that it’s still as effective as it once was. As animals age, their health care needs change – including those associated with nutrition and weight. It’s important that we account for these changes and make the necessary adjustments to your pet’s nutritional strategy so that it remains as effective as possible throughout the course of his or her lifetime.

You want what’s best for your family members – both two-legged and four-legged. Let us help develop the perfect plan that will bring out the very best in your animal companion.