Nutrition & Weight Management

Do you know what’s in the food you’re feeding your pet? Are you confident that his or her nutritional needs are sufficiently being met? What about weight? Could your four-legged friend stand to lose (or gain) a few pounds?

The topics of nutrition and weight management are confusing to many pet parents. The good news is, you don’t have to go it alone! The team at Armitage Animal Clinic is experienced in developing customized diet and weight control plans. We can work with you to come up with a strategy that will bring out the very best in your furry family member.

A Balanced Diet

Just as every pet is unique, the vast array of food choices available for them varies greatly. A diet that is ideal for one pet may not meet the basic needs of another, and vice versa. The first part of our approach will be identifying what your companion’s specific needs happen to be. This involves considering a number of factors, such as breed, age, weight and health status. With this information in hand, we can then provide you with a professional recommendation on what food would be the best fit. Additionally, we’ll advise you on how much and how often you should be feeding your pet.

A Healthy Weight

Next, we’ll focus on your four-legged friend’s weight control needs. A few extra pounds may not seem like a big deal, but they can wreak havoc on your pet’s health. Likewise, if your companion is underweight, he or she may be at a greater risk of illness or injury. As part of our detailed analysis, we will determine what weight range would be ideal for your pet’s ongoing wellness. Once we’ve got a target number in mind, we’ll come up with a customized strategy for meeting that goal. This may involve changes to diet, counting calories, increasing physical activity or some combination of these.

As the years pass, we will keep a close eye on our approach to ensure that it’s still achieving the positive results we’re after. At certain intervals, such as the transition from puppy or kittenhood into adulthood, we’ll make necessary adjustments. This will help keep your animal family member on the path to optimum health throughout his or her entire life.


Don’t take chances on the important topics of nutrition and weight – give us a call. We can help!