Nutritional Therapy

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  Eating the right foods is the best medicine there is. Health begins at the food source and promotes a state of well-being and healing. Every pet is created differently and we will help determine the best diet plan for your furry loved one. Balanced whole fresh foods are what we recommend most, but we will work with you to choose the best quality foods that support both you and your pet’s lifestyle. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM), not only are the specific ingredients important, but the energy (hot, cold, etc.) of the foods can support your pet depending on their TCVM “pattern”. This type of medicine is amazing as it can be used safely throughout your pet’s entire lifetime to support and maintain a balanced lifestyle. It can also help prevent disease processes in the future. Nutrition can be a stressful topic to most pet owners, but we will work with you and your pet to formulate the best nutritional plan for your companion.

Are your pet’s nutritional needs really being met?

If you’ve ever read the back of your pet’s food package, you know how many ingredients there are. Many of these things are hard to pronounce, let alone understand. Let’s face it: the topics of nutrition and weight control can be confusing, even for the most seasoned pet parent. If you need a little guidance in this area, you’re not alone. More importantly, the experienced professionals at Wise and Wonderful Integrative Veterinary Center are here to help!  

A Balanced Diet

What your pet consumes can mean the difference between simply surviving and truly thriving. Yet with literally hundreds of different foods to choose from, figuring out which one is the right fit can be challenging. What’s more, different species have their own special dietary requirements. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in identifying the unique nutritional needs of each patient. We can assess your pet and determine just what food would be perfect for him or her. We’ll even advise you on how much and how often you should be feeding your pet for optimum results.  

The Right Weight

A few extra pounds for a human may be no big deal but, for a companion animal, it can lead to serious health problems. Obesity can even shorten a pet’s life. That’s why making sure that your loved one maintains a healthy weight is so important. We can help by determining which range would be ideal for your particular pet and then developing a strategy for achieving that goal. Through things like proper diet, exercise and calorie control, we’ll get that little guy or gal fit in no time!  

Ongoing Maintenance

As your pet ages, his or her nutritional and weight control needs will inevitably change. In order for us to continue achieving the desired results, we must make sure that our approach also evolves. At certain life stages, such as the transition from youth into adulthood, we’ll evaluate our plan and make any necessary adjustments. This will improve the chances of your companion staying in tip-top shape throughout his or her entire life. Contact Wise and Wonderful Integrative Veterinary Center today to get started. We can design a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend.  
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