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Nutritional Counseling


Nutritional Counseling

The food and treats you feed your pet is essential for maintaining their overall health. As your pet grows older, his or her nutritional needs will begin to change as each life stage requires a specific balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, and carbohydrates. At your pet’s next wellness exam, we can help you choose the food and treats that are right for your dog or cat.
Our veterinarians will review your pet’s age, breed, daily activity level, eating habits, and existing medical conditions to implement a nutrition plan tailored to your pet. Our goal is to help guide you in selecting the best food options for your dog or cat, and our nutritional counseling services and products will help your pet stay in good health.

At Family Pet Animal Hospital, we only provide prescription diets, meaning these diets cannot be obtained at a normal pet food retailer.



Prescription diets are formulated and designed to meet specific nutritional needs required for certain illnesses and conditions including diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, obesity, arthritis, allergies, pancreatitis, cancers, and many more.



Weight management diets help with maintaining lean body weight in order to help your pet live a longer, healthier life. We will help you choose the right foods to help your pet maintain the correct bodyweight determined by factors based on his or her specific needs.
The following is only a small sample of the brands and options we carry at Family Pet Animal Hospital.

Hill’s I/D, Royal Canin Gastro HE, and Iams Intestinal Plus for gastrointestinal issues

Hill’s K/D, Royal Canine Renal LP, and Purina NF for kidney disease

Hill’s D/D, Royal Canin Hypoallergenic, and Purina HA for skin and food allergies

Hill’s Metabolic and Royal Canin Gastro Low Fat for weight management

Hill’s C/D, Royal Canin S/O, and Purina UR for urinary tract health

Each brand we offer has many more diet options to help treat other illnesses and medical conditions. Our veterinarians will advise you on what options are best for your pet’s individual needs.


The Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA), which is comprised of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) among other organizations, promotes the importance of nutrition in the health of animals worldwide. The PNA’s website has a wide array of resources to help answer many common questions about pet nutrition and tools to help you manage your pet’s nutrition.

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