Like humans, our pets need a balanced diet to stay at a healthy weight and avoid problems later. Consulting with your vet is key to choosing the right food for your pet; with so many options available in stores and online, it can be very difficult to figure out what’s best for them.
A study conducted in 2015 by Just Right by Purina revealed that almost 1 in 4 dog owners claimed to feel overwhelmed by the number of food choices on the market. We doubt this attitude has changed much since, which is why it’s more important than ever to talk to your veterinarian. We can help you put together a customized, sustainable nutrition plan for your pet that addresses all their current needs. And as your pet grows older, we’ll help you transition them into a more age-appropriate diet.
Call (505) 864-4075 to find out more about the nutritious diets we offer to dogs and cats.
Why Your Vet is the Best Diet Provider for Your Pet
Trying to guess what kind of food your pet needs isn’t easy, and you shouldn’t have to figure it out on your own. At Valencia Animal Clinic, we’re always happy to talk about your pet’s nutrition and recommend the healthiest, highest-quality foods for their age group and any existing conditions they might have.
Purchasing pet food through a retailer, especially online (and without consulting your vet first) can be risky.
- Food purchased online may be expired
- It’s easier for online sellers to get away with selling counterfeit products in packaging that mimics popular brands
- The food may hold little or no nutritional value for your pet, and could possibly contribute to health problems
- Any foods purchased through a retailer are not backed and guaranteed by veterinarians, and may not have undergone the testing necessary to make them safe for your pet’s consumption
When in doubt, always ask your vet for their opinion and recommendations. We are always happy to guide you and make sure your pet is getting the nutrients they need to live a full and healthy life.