“What should I feed my pet?”
“How many times a day and how much food should I give my pet at each meal?”
With so many varieties and brands of pet food on the market today, it is nearly impossible to decide what food is best to feed your family pet. The dietary needs of cats and dogs vary greatly depending on factors such as breed, size, and age. At West Hills East Veterinary Clinic, we look at all of these factors along with your pet’s medical history to determine the right diet that will keep your pet healthy.
Keeping your pet at the appropriate weight will increase their life span and overall health. Your pet should not be overweight or underweight as both can cause illness, injury, and other health complications. Our staff can help you determine what is best for your pet based on their current weight. Whether your pet is overweight or underweight, we will come up with a plan for you to get your cat or dog back to their ideal weight. Most of the time it’s as simple as modifying your pet’s food intake and adjusting their levels of physical activity, but there are instances where prescription pet food may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
We offer a large variety of prescription pet foods in our pharmacy and this type of pet food is normally recommended for animals that have been diagnosed with some type of medical condition. This type of diet can regulate your pet’s nutritional needs and help them receive balanced nutrients tailored to their needs. Certain health issues include:
Our priority is to ensure that your pet leads a happy and healthy lifestyle. If you have any nutrition or dietary concerns, please speak with our veterinarians regarding any questions you may have.