Good nutrition is essential in keeping your pet healthy. As the saying goes, we are what we eat and the same goes for your pets too. Combined with regular exercise and veterinary check-ups, feeding a well-balanced diet to your pet promotes healthy teeth, skin and coat, strong well developed bones, bright clear eyes, good muscle tone, firmer smaller stools, increased energy as well as improved quality of life and longevity.
Premium pet foods contain a higher quality protein than inferior foods. Protein is an essential nutrient in your pet’s diet and provides the building blocks for healthy coats, skin and muscle growth as well as aiding brain development in younger animals. Protein in premium pet foods are usually sourced from chicken, fish, lamb and beef whilst inferior pet foods source their protein from bone and connective tissue which has a lower nutritional value.
Higher quality ingredients in premium foods are more digestible which means more nutrients are absorbed into your pets system compared with lower quality ingredients in inferior pet foods that are less digestible and move more quickly through your pets system.
Your pet’s nutritional requirements will change as they age. For example, kittens require food that is higher in energy and protein whilst an older cat requires less fat and more fibre. This is why we recommend feeding lifecycle diets rather than one food for life.
Some pets will also require special prescription diets to maintain optimum health. For example a cat that has been diagnosed with crystals in their urine requires a diet that has been specially formulated to dissolve the crystals and maintain an optimum PH level to ensure the crystals don’t reform.
Whatever your pets requirements, we can assist you in choosing a diet that is best for your pet.
With a great range of premium and prescription diets available at our clinics. Contact us to discuss which diet is best for your pet.