You are what you eat and your pets are no different. All pets have nutritional needs and pet owners are responsible for making sure those nutritional needs are met. All pet food is not created equal. is not necessarily what the ingredients are rather how it is sourced that makes the difference. You can get empty calories just as easily at a high price as at a low price. At Eaton Animal Den, our veterinarian has been providing pet owners in Eaton, CO with reliable pet care services for many years. We have a retail area in our clinic stocked with pet food and other essentials and will help you select pet food that will meet your companion’s individual needs.
Dogs need six nutrients for good health: carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, minerals, and vitamins. Your dog’s organs require these nutrients to function properly. When it comes to daily nutritional requirements, the amounts are not written in stone. Our veterinarian will consider your dog’s weight, activity levels, breed, and metabolism when recommending pet food. If your pet’s weight or energy levels are fluctuating, take a look at what your pet is eating. Our veterinarian will make recommendations to ensure your dog’s nutritional needs are met.
Cats require high amounts of protein, a moderate amount of fat, and minimal amounts of carbohydrates. They also need a dozen other nutrients, including minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals. If you are feeding your cat quality cat food, supplements will not be necessary. Never give your cat supplements without the knowledge of your veterinarian. Make sure your cat has access to fresh water at all times. Read the nutritional information on the can, box, or bag of pet food you are feeding to your cat. When it comes to feeding your pet, choose a food appropriate to their age and any physical issues they may have. Our veterinarian will assess your pet’s health to determine the blend of cat food that will benefit it the most.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Eaton, CO for Pet Nutrition Advice
If you believe your dog or cat would benefit from new pet food, the veterinary professionals at Eaton Animal Den are ready to assist you. We carry nutritional pet food and other pet wellness essentials for your convenience. For more information on pet nutrition or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us today at (970) 454-1700.