Nutrition Counselling

Airdrie Animal Health Centre is excited to introduce a specialized Nutrition Consultation services for cats and dogs. This service is designed to cater to a range of dietary needs for pets, including diet-based health issue management, weight management, and ensuring a balanced diet.

For any inquiries about our nutrition consultation services, please give us a call.

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What is the best food for dogs and cats?

Your safest options will always be pet food specifically manufactured for your pet. There are even formulations that work best for puppies, kittens, adult pets and those in their senior years. Supplements are also available for improved outcomes. Homemade or raw foods can also be safely consumed, but it is best to consult with a veterinarian to ensure your pet is getting a balanced diet.

Some foods like garlic and chocolate are toxic for both feline and canine patients, so it is important to always keep an eye on what your pet eats. There are also certain plants that are poisonous for pets. 

How can nutritional counselling help my pet?

If your pet is overweight or underweight, nutritional counselling will help them get to a healthier range and will help in diagnosing underlying causes of their size (weight gain or weight loss can be more than the result of too many treats). Counselling can also help extend and improve your pet’s life as those who undergo it are less likely to develop diabetes, obesity and other health issues. It can also help you avoid the common mistakes made by pet parents (e.g. overfeeding, too much “human” foods). 

What happens during a nutrition consultation?

Our team will provide you with advice on the best diet for your pet. We can give recommendations on specific formulations, brands, serving sizes and feeding styles. These feeding guidelines are of the most importance as patients – even among the same breed – can have drastically different food requirements.

The consult fee includes the initial consultation with our lead nurse, Claire, and 4 months of follow-up. Please complete the form below to provide us with your pet’s history.

Nutrition Consultation Form