Pet Nutrition

Just like with humans, nutrition is a huge part of your pet's health and wellness. It is your responsibility as the pet owner, to make sure your pet is getting the right nutrition in the right amounts. At Clevengers Corner Vet Care, serving Warrenton, VA, and the surrounding areas, we want to help educate you on this important topic. Let's learn about pet nutrition. 

Pet Nutrition

Pet Food Matters

Out in the wild, most animals will eat anything they can find. This leads some pet owners to believe that what their animals eat at home doesn't really matter. However, you should keep in mind that animals in the wild will have an incredibly short lifespan. This is not your goal for your pets. Animals in the wild will also have a weaker immune system that will not hold up against a lot of pathogens. Your goal for your pet is to provide them with everything they need for a long and healthy life. That long, healthy life starts with proper nutrition. 

Animals have different nutritional needs based on their species, breed, and age. 

All Pet Food Is Not Equal

It is important to always feed your animal the type of pet food that was created for them, but you should also remember that all pet food is not the same. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you on the best types of pet food for your particular animal. 

Consistency Is Key

Once you have established your pet on a diet, it is very important that you keep your pet on that same diet unless the vet advises otherwise. Changing your pet's diet a lot will be hard on their digestive system and it can even take a toll on their immune system as well. 

If you think your pet will need a diet change, be sure to discuss this with the vet first. The vet may suggest that the diet changes are done slowly over time. This can help the digestive system adjust more easily. 

Be Aware of Toxic Foods

It is very important that you are aware of which foods are toxic to your particular animal. You will need to talk with your vet to get a list of toxic foods. 

To learn more about our services, contact us at Clevengers Corner Vet Care, serving Warrenton, VA, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 540-428-1000.


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