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Nutritional Counseling

Providing your pet with proper nutrition and adequate exercise is more important to the health and well-being of your pet than you may realize. It’s a fact that many diseases are rooted in poor nutrition. Dr. Smithers at Smithers Animal Hospital realizes that there are countless pet food brands and types that all claim to be the best on the market. Through our nutritional counseling services, we’ll help you choose the best food option and design an exercise plan specifically suited for your pet.

Dogs and cats require 30 essential nutrients in their diet including protein, essential acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Poor diet due to deficits in these nutrients can lead to conditions such as obesity, skin and coat issues, reduced resistance to disease, pancreatitis, and diabetes to name a few. To help prevent health problems such as these, your pet’s food should meet their caloric needs and should contain complete and balanced nutrition.

During a nutritional consultation at Smithers Animal Hospital, will take into account your pet’s breed, weight, age, activity level, and special dietary needs. Based on these criteria, we will develop a plan to help your pet maintain a healthy exercise level and weight.

With the help of our nutritional guidance, and through regular checkups, we can help your pets stay strong and in top physical condition. Make an appointment with us today to make sure you’re doing the right things for your pet’s health and well-being. Smithers Animal Hospital provides nutritional counseling services to pets in West Fork, Fayetteville, Elkins, Farmington, and beyond.

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