We have always been told, “you are what you eat!” and this statement holds true for our pets as well. Proper nutrition provides our pets with the essential building blocks to a happy and healthy life and is therefore the first step in preventive medicine. Balanced nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals – are key components required for healthy growth and development. Furthermore, proper nutrition can also be a key component to aging less rapidly in the pet population. One can expect to change your pet’s diet at least 3 times throughout their lifetime in order to meet their physiological needs.
Here at Victoria Road Animal Hospital we carry Medi-Cal veterinary grade diets as well as Hill’s prescription diets in order to provide your pet with the best individualized nutrition program. If your dog requires a diet that we do not regularily keep stocked, it can usually be special ordered usually within 24-48 hours. Stop by and see what diet we would recommend for your pet’s lifestyle!