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Nutritional Counceling


From the first day you bring a pet home through the final days of its life,

nutrition plays an important role in your pet’s overall health and well-being.

Many pet 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 pet. However, did you know that your

pet’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 pet should have each day and whether you are

over- or underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food


Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, Smithfield Animal Hospital can counsel you regarding your pets food, and weight and together we can accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs.

It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.

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