A healthy, balanced diet is one of the most important things your pet can have to live a full and happy life. At White Plains Veterinary Hospital in White Plains, NY, we can discuss your pet’s nutrition needs at length and offer the best diet recommendations for their age, size, and lifestyle. All pets are different, and there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” diet.
Why Having the Right Diet is Important
Pet food has come a long way over the years, and today, there is such a large variety of foods available for dogs and cats that making the right choice can be overwhelming. This is why it’s so important to consult with your veterinarian about what to feed your pet. From the very first day they join your family, they’ll need a balanced diet that gives them the nutrients they need to grow and maintain a healthy life. A poor diet can be very harmful to your pet’s health and lead to:
- Weight gain
- Food allergies
- A dry or oily coat
- Crystals in the urine
With a proper diet, these issues can be minimized or prevented altogether.