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If you’re like most of the people we see here at Hilltop Animal Hospital, you love your pet, and you want to do what’s best for them. However, although you may have the best intentions in the world, you may accidentally be working against your animal’s health with one crucial mistake: giving them the wrong food.
Typically, when a pet owner isn’t feeding their pet correctly, it’s through no fault of theirs. The pet food market is full of different choices, and can present so many options an owner doesn’t know where to start. If you want to cut through the overwhelming choices and figure out how to feed your animal the best you possibly can, you’ll benefit from nutritional counseling from a licensed and qualified Fuquay Varina veterinarian.
Here at our Fuquay Varina veterinarian office, we believe in giving pet owners all the information they need to make an informed choice about their pet’s diet. Sadly, many pet food companies do not feel this way. Instead, they market to human emotions, drawing you in by using your love for your pet against you. Through anthropomorphic marketing – attributing human qualities to animal needs – you may be convinced to buy pet food full of additives, dyes, grains your pets were not evolved to eat, and more. At your Fuquay Varina veterinarian, we will help you figure out the best approach to ensure your pet’s lifelong health and happiness.
As with humans, animals need proper nutrition to survive and thrive. It’s not uncommon, though, for owners to be confused about what exactly that is. We help you by learning more about your pet’s age, breed, gender, health conditions, environmental factors and more, then offering nutritional advice based on what we’ve learned.
In order to understand your choices in a confusing and overcrowded market, we then use this information to make recommendations on what types of pet foods you might need. If your pet has nutritional requirements based on a medical condition, we can take that into account as well. The end result is a dietary plan calculated to help your pet look, feel and function their absolute best.
Here at Hilltop Animal Hospital, our Fuquay Varina Veterinarian offers a full array of services to help you keep your pet at peak health for life. We see patients for a variety of reasons, including medical, surgical and dental care. We are happy to help with emergencies, providing calm, compassionate, quality care that gets your pet back to normal as quickly as possible.
If you’re ready to make an appointment for nutritional counseling, or would like to discuss our other offerings, please call us today at 919-567-9700. We can answer any questions you might have and make an appointment to be seen soon. Don’t wait to do right by your pet. Call today.