Nutrition Counselling for Pets
Much like us, the food that you provide for your pet plays a key role in maintaining their overall health. It serves as the fuel they need to thrive through the different stages of their life – from puppy/kitten age, to adulthood, and as they reach their senior years. Different breeds and sizes of pets, as well as those with certain health conditions and activity levels also need specific types of dies. There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all approach. With all of the options available to you today, we know that it can be overwhelming to decide which food is best suited to your pet’s needs. Rest assured, our team is here to guide you! We can recommend safe and healthy brands for your pet. Please feel free to call us today with any of your questions and concerns about your pet’s nutrition.
Can I feed my pet “people” food?
There are certain human foods that are safe for your pet to eat such as carrots, salmon or peanut butter. That being said, it is best to stick to foods specifically formulated for your dog, cat or other pet, especially if you are relatively inexperienced with preparing pet food. If you have any questions about preparing homemade food for your pet, please reach out to us so that we can provide you with best practices. In the meantime, some foods that you should avoid at all times, as they can be harmful for your pet are: chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, avocado, garlic, coffee and tea.
Is it safe for my dog to eat cat food and vice versa?
The short answer is no. Manufacturers and scientists carefully formulate their food specifically for the health requirements of every species. If your pet eats food not designed for them, they will most likely not receive the nutrients they need and may even develop adverse reactions to the food.