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Nutrition

Proper nutrition is an important part of your pet’s overall wellness. Your veterinarian can help you make adjustments to your pet’s diet based on his or her age, weight, activity level, and the existence of any special medical conditions. Observing your pet’s eating habits and noting any fluctuations in weight and appearance are critical in the early detection of medical conditions. Any significant changes should be reported to your veterinarian. At Hometown Veterinary Hospital we have Royal Canin, Purina, and Hills Feline and Canine Prescription diets. All of our diets are prescription only.

As a general guideline, a dog’s DAILY food intake is approximately 1/2 cup of food for every 10lbs that he should weigh. We suggest splitting the daily amount into 2 or 3 meals, depending on the age and size of your dog. A cat’s DAILY food intake is approximately 1/2 – 1 cup of food. Feeding meals throughout the day is a great way to keep an eye on how much your cat consumes each day. Consult with your veterinarian to get a more specific diet plan for your cat.

If your pet is on a diet there are several alternatives to traditional dog treats! Try replacing a biscuit with carrots or green beans, or a few pieces of dog food instead! Pumpkin is also a healthy snack option.