Food truly can be medicine—but only when it includes a species-appropriate balance of ingredients and is consumed in moderation. Improper feeding can result in life-altering complications including obesity, food allergies, malnutrition, and heart disease.

Diet recommendations

Pet nutrition has evolved into a complex and often overwhelming arena of options for pet owners—and while scientific advancements have elevated some nutrition brands, human trends and fads have compromised others, and have even led to pet illness.

Whether you have a growing puppy, a high-performance athlete, or a gray-faced senior, our veterinary team can provide customized feeding recommendations—including what and how much to feed—so you can feel confident about feeding your pet. Our trusted foods are backed by years of scientific research and formal feeding trials, and are proven to meet rigorous AAFCO feeding standards to ensure the correct balance of essential ingredients.

Nutritional counseling and weight management

Pet obesity is an epidemic—affecting over half the dogs and cats in the United States. And this extra weight is more than an aesthetic concern. Overweight and obese pets are at an increased risk for life-altering conditions including arthritis, cancer, orthopedic disease, kidney disease, respiratory problems, and more.

If your pet is overweight, our nutritional counseling can help. After ruling out a medical cause, we’ll closely review your pet’s current eating habits, feeding schedule, and lifestyle. We’ll record your pet’s body weight and assess their body condition score (BCS) to determine their ideal weight. Then, your pet’s veterinarian will design a safe weight loss plan to restore your pet’s health and vitality—and we’ll support you along the way with regular check-ins to ensure success.

Specialty diets

Veterinary formulated diets (i.e., prescription diets) are an important part of the veterinary treatment plan for many health conditions. These precisely crafted foods are designed to meet the specific nutritional needs of pets with altered health—including obesity, gastroenteritis, liver or kidney insufficiency, and food allergies—and in some cases can replace the need for medication altogether.