Pet Nutrition: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

pet nutrition

pet nutrition

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we firmly believe that providing the best possible pet food a pet owner can afford will give pets the highest quality foundation for good health.

Pet nutritional needs change as a pet grows. When dogs and cats are young, their bodies require a different balance of nutrients than when they are seniors. As your pet comes in for his or her annual checkup, our veterinarians will assess them according to age, breed, and species and will advise you on the optimal pet food for your pet’s specific situation.

There are many pet food brands on the market today and, while there are many excellent options, there are also some ingredient characteristics to be avoided. The American Animal Hospital Association recommends, “To streamline the process, look for these three key features on the label of quality foods: the AAFCO nutritional adequacy statement, the intended life stage, and complete manufacturer contact information.”

Some of the brands that our veterinarians recommend due to excellence in ingredient quality and balance of nutrients include:

For pets that need prescription diets due to health issues, Schertz Animal Hospital also carries a full line of prescription dog and cat foods, including diets used for the following conditions:

Please contact Schertz Animal Hospital with any questions you may have about your pet’s nutritional needs. Our knowledgeable team members are happy to provide you with nutritional guidance.

   

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