When it comes to your pet’s well-being, diet and lifestyle play a significant role. Just as regular exercise and affection are important for your pet’s health, so is the food they consume. A change in appetite, whether it is eating too much or too little, can indicate a problem with the food itself or a larger underlying issue. Our specialized nutritionist can help by designing a diet tailored to your pet’s age, lifestyle and other important factors.
Your pet’s diet plays a crucial role in their overall health, and we want to assist your family in making the best choices. Unfortunately, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of adult dogs and cats in the US are obese or overweight. Many pet owners are not aware of their pet’s weight, with 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners mistakenly believing their pet’s weight is healthy when they are actually overweight.
We offer options for pets with special dietary or weight management needs. Our nutritional counseling services can help ensure your pet remains in optimal health. We will work closely with you to select the appropriate food and feeding practices for your pet’s various life stages. For pets with medical conditions, we can assist in selecting a diet that suits their specific needs.
As a leading St. Louis veterinarian, Kind Veterinary Care is dedicated to providing the best care for your pet throughout their lifetime. We will be here to provide guidance and recommendations as your pet’s needs change over time. Schedule your pet’s nutrition counseling appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier diet for your companion.
Body condition score for canine and feline: https://www.aspcapro.org/sites/default/files/nestle_body_condition_scale.pdf
WASAVA questionnaire for selecting a safe food: https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Selecting-a-pet-food-for-your-pet-updated-2021_WSAVA-Global-Nutrition-Toolkit.pdf