Nutrition is a confusing subject. There are hundreds of pet foods on the market both in the grocery stores, pet stores, health food stores (Trader Joe's, Henry's), specialty shops, grooming shops and on the Internet. All these brands and all the proprietors of each of these stores touts their foods' great attributes.
There are many questions that you have to consider. What dog or cat food brand is best for my pet? Should I feed my dog or cat canned food and dry food, only dry, only canned? How much water does my pet need? What should I do is my pet is too thin or too plump? What do I do if my pet is not eating or eats too fast or too much? Does my pet's nutritional needs change as he/she becomes and adult, a senior pet?
These are all good questions.
At Peñasquitos Pet Clinic we give you advice for your pet's nutritional needs based on the breed, activity level, weight, age, disease or other health conditions of your pet. Each pet is an individual and the food that pet should eat has to be tailored to fit his/her lifestyle and health needs.
We make recommendations based on your pet's physical examination, life stage, lifestyle and health needs. We do not favor one type of brand over another. We also try to work with you to make sure you can easily obtain the food we recommend and that if cost becomes a problem for you we try to find an alternative diet that accomplishes the same goal but is less expensive (this is not always possible but we do try).
We counsel you on how to get your pet to lose weight. Sometimes your pet needs to gain weight. We counsel you against feeding more snacks. Instead we will recommend a food that is more tailored to your pet's activity level and age.
If you have questions about what to feed your pet please feel free to call us or set up a consultation appointment. Please call 858-484-1260.