We know that choosing what to feed your pet can be complicated. There are so many choices available. Below are two articles that are a great starting point for choosing a pet food. Whether your pet has specific food allergies or sensitivities, or you're just trying to decide what food to feed as a regular diet, we'd be happy to formulate a nutrition plan for your individual pet at an appointment. We're also available by phone at 269-381-1570 or e-mail at [email protected] for questions.
Pet obesity is a huge problem! Wondering if your pet could stand to lose a few pounds? Below are the same body condition charts we use to assess if your pet is underweight, overweight, or just right.
In 2018, it came to light that feeding certain grain-free dog foods might be correlated with dogs developing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a heart condition. The information and exact link between foods and DCM is still being developed, and we are watching closely for updates. The FDA Question and Answer page is an up to date source of information on this concern. At this time, our blanket recommendation is, in the absence of a medical need, avoid grain-free foods for your dog and feed a high quality commercial food from a reputable company. Individual recommendations can be tailored for our patients upon request.