Dr. Paula Schuerer has taken advanced Master’s level courses in nutrition to help you best benefit your pet! Let her help you navigate all the pet food myths and claims of cat and dog nutrition; everything from grain free to raw diets to food allergies.
Obesity counseling is available, along with plans of dietary action to have your pet achieve their ideal body weight for his/her breed and frame size.
Schedule an appointment with our team today by calling us at (615) 778-0880 or by filling out our online form!
There are countless options for commercial and homemade pet diets, which makes it difficult for pet owners to figure out what might be best for their animals. This is why it is so important to discuss your pet’s health and nutrition with a qualified veterinarian. Your vet is your best resource for information about different pet foods, and the nutrients your dog or cat needs to enjoy consistently good health and a potentially longer life.
Not all pet diets are created equal. Some commercial pet foods have FDA warnings about certain ingredients used to make up for a lack of grain. Grain-free foods are often touted as a great option for dogs, but, while research is still ongoing, they have been linked to cases of heart disease in the last few years.
Homemade diets can often be deficient in essential nutrients, particularly if they have not been formulated with a veterinarian’s input.
Prescription diets are diets that are formulated to help manage and treat different medical conditions. Treatment for obesity, allergies, diabetes, joint issues, and other conditions can all be supplemented with a specific diet.
Obesity is one of the most common issues facing dogs and cats today. Therefore, it is imperative to consult with your vet to ensure your pet is eating the right food in the right amount on a daily basis. Obesity can be reversed with proper care, but it’s better to prevent it altogether if possible.
Animal Ark Animal Hospital carries prescription diets exclusively for dogs and cats. To learn more, call us at (615) 778-0880 or schedule an appointment to consult with your vet!