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Pet Nutrition for Better Health Through Every Life Stage

Good nutrition is more than just a decision between dry or wet foods, and it is essential to your pet’s development, energy, and health. But have you ever wondered if you are making the right dietary choices for your animal companion?

Dog Getting Fed Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center offers nutritional counseling to help you better support your pet. Diet is something that changes throughout the life of animals, much like for us. Puppies and kittens require different dietary needs than senior pets, so the food they eat, including portion size or added supplements, will need to change as a pet ages.

In pets who require dietary changes to address underlying conditions, such as kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, allergies, and other chronic disorders, we offer many prescription diets to encourage health.

Nutrition for Life

For dogs and cats, the nutritional needs of your pet will depend on several factors, including species, breed, age, and health status.

One of the greatest challenges for pets is obesity. When pets are overweight they are at increased risk for a myriad of diseases and orthopedic issues. With more than half of the U.S. pet population considered overweight or obese, the goal is to help you keep your furry friend at his or her ideal weight while providing excellent nutrition.

For our pet patients, we offer prescription diets for a range of conditions, by Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets.

“Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets is committed to helping you and your veterinarian make a true difference in your pet’s life. Our diets are backed by extensive testing and scientifically formulated to help nutritionally manage dogs and cats with certain medical conditions.

The science behind our therapeutic diets represents a collaboration by Purina nutritionists, researchers and veterinarians, resulting in proven nutritional breakthroughs and great-tasting formulas produced with high safety standards.”

Whether you need help interpreting pet food labels, think your pet might benefit from a prescription diet, or are concerned about your pet’s weight, we are here to assist.