Nutrition & Weight Management

Are your pet’s nutritional needs really being met?

Have you ever read the back of your Pet’s food package? If son, you may  know how many ingredients there are. Many of these things are hard to pronounce, let alone understand. Let’s face it: the topics of nutrition and weight control can be confusing, even for the most seasoned Pet parent. If you need a little guidance in this area, you’re not alone. More importantly, we’re here to help! Firth Veterinary Hospital offers professional advice on both nutrition and weight control to keep your Pet fit and happy.


A Balanced Diet

What your Pet consumes can mean the difference between simply surviving and truly thriving. With literally hundreds of different foods to choose from, figuring out which one is the right fit can be challenging. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in identifying the unique nutritional needs of each Patient. We can assess your Pet and determine just what food would be perfect for him or her. We’ll even advise you on how much and how often you should be feeding your pet for optimum results.


The Right Weight

A few extra pounds for a human may be no big deal but, for your Pet, it can lead to serious health problems. Obesity can even shorten your loved one’s life. That’s why making sure that your Pet maintains a healthy body weight is so important. We can help by teaching you to body score your Pet on a scale of 1 to 5. This helps determine and develop a strategy for achieving and/or maintaining a healthy body weight. Proper diet, exercise and calorie control, are all tools in helping keep your Pet fit and helping to prevent unwanted ailments!


Ongoing Maintenance 

As your pet ages, his or her nutritional and weight control needs will inevitably change. In order for us to continue achieving the desired results, we must make sure that our approach also evolves. At certain life stages, such as the transition from youth into adulthood, we’ll evaluate our plan and make any necessary adjustments. This will improve the chances of your Best Friend staying in tip-top shape throughout his or her entire life.

Please call us today and let’s get started. We can design a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your Pet!






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