Feeding your pet should be pretty simple, right? Instead, there’s a lot of confusion: raw, gluten-free, grain-free, home-cooked, senior, weight management, special formulas—it’s difficult to know what you should be feeding to help your pet thrive. After all, proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of good health.
Your Lakeview Veterinary Hospital veterinarian is a great source of information and can help advise you about what’s best for your pet. The fact is that every pet’s nutritional needs are different, based on age, breed, health conditions and lifestyle factors. For example, giant breeds such as Great Danes, mastiffs and giant schnauzers have unique needs that can’t always be met by commercial dog foods. Puppies require more calories than seniors, so your vet will recommend specially formulated foods for them and for animals who have certain health conditions, such as kidney disease. Don’t be overwhelmed by all the choices, marketing and online information. Our veterinarians and staff can take the guesswork out of feeding your pets and are here to answer any questions you may have—just give us a call at (504) 482-2173.