Nutrition plays a great role in the health and overall well-being of a pet. As a pet owner, it is crucial to ensure your pet gets all of the nutritional requirements he needs. At Positive Chi Alternative Veterinary Medicine in Manchester, NH, we offer holistic food therapy services. Our mobile veterinarian, Dr. Haley, will advise you on the best foods to give your pet so he can achieve optimum health. We also recommend Chinese herbal supplements, which have been proven effective at addressing pets' nutritional needs and helping them recover from a variety of illnesses.
The Importance of Pet Nutrition
The kind of food you give your pet can determine his health status. High-quality foods can improve the quality of life of your pet and help him manage chronic conditions as well. Let’s look at the importance of proper pet nutrition.
Enhancing the Condition of the Skin and Hair
You can help your pet get a healthy and shiny coat by providing for all of his nutritional needs. This includes giving him omega-three and omega-six fatty acids to prevent dry skin and inflammation.
Giving your pet foods with carbohydrates and fiber promotes proper digestion, which, in turn, promotes better absorption. Better absorption ensures that the pet benefits from all of the nutrients he consumes.
Vitamins and minerals help a pet have stronger immunity and be able to fight off diseases and infections. That improves the quality of his life and saves you from expensive treatments.
How Can You Make Sure Your Pet Gets Proper Nutrition?
With so many food options available for pets, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose the best. For example, the nutritional needs of a young pet are different from those of an older one. An elderly or sick pet may require a special diet, additional herbs, and supplements.
The best way to understand your pet's nutritional needs is by visiting a veterinarian’s office. We will guide you on what to feed your pet and the right proportions to ensure he is not underfeeding or overfeeding. Underfeeding leads to malnutrition while overfeeding might cause obesity.
Visit Positive Chi Alternative Veterinary Medicine for Pet Nutrition Guidance
At Positive Chi Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Haley is a mobile holistic veterinarian serving Manchester, Amherst, Merrimack, Hooksett, Londonderry, Derry, Auburn, Bedford, and the surrounding areas. We will assess your pet to determine which foods will address his needs and provide relief from a variety of chronic conditions. Call our team today at (603) 660-6815 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.