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Nutritional Counseling

Just like people, our pet companions benefit from a healthy diet with proper portions. Eating unhealthy food over time can cause our pets to have health issues including pancreatitis and diabetes. Obese pets also face the same challenges as overweight people such as joint pain, limited mobility, increased risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The experienced veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Orange Grove will develop a nutritional program specifically designed for your pet’s unique needs, along with portions that are appropriate for them.

The dietary needs of our pet companions will change as they age, and our compassionate doctors will help them transition to each phase of their lives. Active puppies and kittens require diets that are higher in protein, to provide food for their growing muscles and bodies. Once our pets reach adulthood, their needs will change based on their lifestyle and activity level. Finally, mature and senior pets will have unique needs based on their overall health, which may include diets for kidney health, diabetes, special allergy diets, and diets specific to most common issues found in older pets.

Regardless of your pet's age, bring them to the Animal Hospital of Orange Grove to ensure they are receiving the nutrition needed for their specific needs. We carry most all specialty diets right here at our clinic, for your convenience. Contact us today at 228-832-6360 and schedule a nutritional counseling appointment for your pet!

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