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Posted on 02-03-2017

Importance of a Proper Diet for Your Pet with Our Winston-Salem Veterinarian

Like humans, pets require a healthy diet for optimal well-being. Winston-Salem veterinarian, Dr. Ruth M. Gillis, is happy to offer practical and simple guidance that will help pet owners from Winston, New-Salem, Clemmons, Louisville, and Lexington, NC deliver wholesome and balanced cat and dog nutrition for their beloved animal companion.

Beautiful husky puppy roaming through snow.

Pet Nutrition Matters Our Winston-Salem Veterinarian Wants You to Know Why

  • Dogs and cats need the right blend of protein, fat, and carbohydrates to support lean body mass and physical exercise. It should also have sufficient amounts of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that support optimal physiological function.
  • When your puppy or kitten is young, it's important to establish healthy nutrition early. This ensures your young pet will be receiving the right type and amount of important nutrients.
  • Of course, your animal's health needs may change as it grows older. The right diet can reduce the severity of or even prevent many of these animal health issues.

Good Dog & Cat Food Nutrition

Your pet is a part of the family, you want to know that you're giving them the best and most nutritive food. But choosing the right kind of dog and cat food nutrition can be a little intimidating. Our Winston-Salem veterinarian offers a few helpful tips for improving your pet's diet:

  • A good diet plan for cats or dogs is comprised of a high-quality dry or wet food product. Look for natural pronounceable ingredients and avoid foods containing animal by-products, grains, soy, high sodium, and other fillers.
  • A healthy animal diet can be supplemented with wholesome fresh foods (such as meats, fish, fish oil, eggs, and certain veggies and fruits).
  • A healthy cat or dog diet also does not contain a lot of processed human food. Avoid giving your animal bites from your own meal.
  • If your pet has a health problem or is overweight, be sure to ask Dr. Gillis for some extra guidance.

Looking For Some Guidance on Cat & Dog Food Nutrition? Contact Forsyth Veterinary Hospital Today!

To gain some guidance on cat and dog food nutrition, or to learn about our additional veterinary services, call the friendly staff at Forsyth Veterinary Hospital at 336-765-1225. We proudly serve pet owners and their pets from Winston, New-Salem, Clemmons, Louisville, and Lexington, NC.

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