Maywood Veterinary Nutritional Counseling
Positive Pet Nutrition for the Health & Long Life of Your Companion Animal
Nutritional concerns impact every pet at every age. The professionals of The Maywood Veterinary Clinic explore your pet’s nutritional needs at each wellness visit, determining the proper dietary plan for today and for a healthy future.
Young pets require a combination of protein and nutrients for adequate growth and the proper development of muscles, bones, skin, and more.
Adult pet needs include disease prevention and various health demands, depending upon factors such as:
- Activity level
- Overall health
Senior pet concerns revolve around support of the immune system for maintaining health and quality of life, as well as longevity.
Pets & Weight Control
In the wild, animals avoid the concerns for obesity due to extreme conditions and the necessity for hunting. Domestic animals do not need to hunt for food. In addition, many pets are kept indoors much of the time, limiting exercise and mental stimulation.
Pets overeat for many reasons such as the owner providing food as a reward for positive behaviors, the pet being bored or anxious, or the owner being uncertain as to proper diet and portion size. Dietary needs may change as a pet ages and activity levels decrease. An animal companion that has a chronic disease such as arthritis may not enjoy the same exercise plan as before.
Whatever the reason, an overweight or obese pet is prone to disease and lacks the vigor to live a happy life. The discomfort an unhealthy pet feels may even cause behavioral issues that impact your relationship and the family dynamic. Obesity limits animal longevity as well, taking your animal companions from you before their time.
Nutritional Guidance for Pet Owners
Remember, while some pets require special food, all pets benefit from a balanced diet. Our trained and certified staff is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep him or her happy, healthy, and active.
Contact the clinic immediately if your pet experiences dramatic weight loss or gain, has continuous diarrhea or vomiting, or is refusing food or water.
On-Site Pharmacy and Shop
We offer a well-stocked pharmacy and an on-site retail area with pet treats, prescription diets and other pet supplies.
Thoughtful Guidance & Advice
We provide information and materials to help you understand your pet's diagnosis and make informed decisions.
AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital
Only 15% of animal hospitals are accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. We always strive to uphold the highest standards in professional pet care.
We're Pet People
We understand the bond between humans and animals and genuinely care about their health and your happiness.
“Dr. Swan and Dr. Kwon have provided the utmost compassion and support for my kitten.”- Miriam K.
“Dr. Buchholz is amazing and treats our dogs with loving care.”- Jay S.
“They are always trying to help and have good hours open.”- K.H.