The veterinarians at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital are proud to be able to offer counseling for your pet's diet if they are suffering from health issues or you are having trouble managing their weight.

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Expert Dietary Consultations

Based on your pet's age, breed, species, and health status, their dietary needs and preferences can change significantly. Because of this, we are here to offer dietary counseling to assist you in figuring out what food best fits your pet's needs.

Many pets have special health conditions or are in an age bracket that requires particular dietary needs. Your dog or cat deserves the best possible care in every aspect of their life.

Nutrition Counseling, Vancouver Vet

Nutritional Consultations For Weight Loss

During a nutritional consultation, our vets will take into account your pet's calorie intake and show you where we can make changes to maximize weight loss or target specific health issues, often using the same food you are currently feeding with supplements or secondary foods.

The Dietary Counseling Process

We’ll start the counseling process by conducting a physical exam and a detailed health analysis to determine your pet’s specific nutritional needs. 

Our veterinarians are very knowledgeable regarding animal nutrition and can help you create a weight loss plan for your pet to get them back to a healthy weight. We may recommend using prescription diet food, depending on whether we feel they will provide added benefits for your pet.

We will revisit our plan from time to time to make sure it is still as effective as it once was. As pets age, their nutritional needs often change, so we must reassess the situation every so often.

Why should I consider nutrition counseling?

Extra weight is very hazardous to an animal’s health. Overweight pets are at a greater risk of experiencing diseases and conditions such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Respiratory disease

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