Coupled with good oral hygiene, proper nutrition is another cornerstone to the health of any pet. Many pet foods found in big box stores carry food that is high in grain content, but low on protein. Pets need a protein-enriched diet for optimal growth and overall health.

The type of foods your pet eats is important, as is the quantity they consume. Pets that overeat face many of the same issues as overweight people, including stress on joints, diabetes and heart disease.

Dr. Sandifar and her caring staff can instruct you on what type of food is best for your pet, as well as an amount that is best for them. It is never too late to start your pet on a proper diet with correct portions. Call Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital today and schedule an appointment for nutritional counseling for your pet.