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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Proper nutrition is much more than providing food for your pets on a daily basis. Nutrition counselling is designed to ensure your cherished furry friends receive the right nutrients they need to grow and develop at the right pace. Our team provides special advice on the foods to give your pet and the amount they need to maintain a happy life and avoid problems including deficiencies and allergies.

What are healthy foods for my pet?

To support proper growth and ensure your pets receive the right nourishment, our veterinarians recommend foods rich in proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. When shopping for food we suggest checking the labels with the words ‘complete and balanced’ as they are more beneficial for your pet. Your pet is unique and may require a different diet, this is why we encourage nutrition counselling. For more information on how to cater to the specific nutritional needs of your loyal companion, contact our team at 613.531.3334.

Are there foods I should avoid feeding my pet?

Yes! Your furry friends aren’t designed to consume certain foods and they can cause harm. We generally recommend pet owners avoid feeding their pets:

  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Dairy products (e.g. cheese and milk)
  • Raw eggs, meat or fish
  • Onions and garlic

    What should I feed my senior pet?

    Senior pets have significantly different dietary needs from other pets. Senior pets are not as strong as they used to be and are more likely to suffer from ailments due to nutrition. At Sims Veterinary Hospital, our team is always available to work with owners to create a special nutrition plan for your senior pet.

    Does my kitten or puppy need special food?

    Yes, younger pets need special foods that help them grow. Because their bodies and immune system haven’t fully developed they require extra sustenance from the foods they eat. There are specially marked foods for kittens and puppies, but just remember, not all pet foods are equal. t’s always good to ask a veterinarian to recommend a specific type of food for your pet and to help decode pet food labels.

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