As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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We are fortunate to have a wide array of prescription diets available to address many common health problems in pets from a nutritional standpoint. Several different formulas of both canned and dry foods are made to help prevent and control the following diseases:
The most common nutritional problem seen in our pets is obesity affecting over 50% of our patients. As an owner, keeping your pet in ideal body condition starts by choosing a nutritionally complete and balanced pet food. Then, you should work with your veterinarian to evaluate your pet and come up with a plan to maintain your pet at ideal body condition. An ideal body condition rating is based on the Body Condition System. The Body Condition System is a 9-point scale used by veterinarians. Evaluation is made by visual observation and by feeling the pet’s body. As a rule, pets should be maintained at a 5 for cats and dogs on this scale.
We have the following Body Condition links for your viewing:
Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. We offer counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs. It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. We can offer expert advice to help you negotiate the complicated array of choices. Let our nutritional counseling service help you achieve and maintain optimal nutrition for your pet.
Iron Mountain Animal Hospital maintains a fully stocked variety of prescription diets, treats and supplements from Royal Canin and can place special orders from Hill's.