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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

When walking down the pet food aisle, there might be a wide range of products that make it difficult to know which one will fit your pet’s needs. You might select one based on if your dog has a favourite or whichever one fits in with your budget. We want to help you navigate these seemingly endless choices with nutritional counselling that recommends the best food to support your pet’s overall health.

How much should I feed my pet?

Did you know the directions at the back of your pet’s food package are just guidelines? They are not the specific amount of food that might be right for your pet. We’re here to fill in those knowledge gaps and provide you with holistic nutrition counselling. This way, you will have insight on what works best for your pet’s age, lifestyle, health condition and other factors. We’ll work with you to decide the appropriate food portion for your pet. If you’re interested in learning more about nutrition counselling, please contact us at 905.682.7857.

Why should I book a nutrition counselling appointment?

Regardless of if your pet seems healthy, based on the current diet you feed them, they still might be lacking key nutrients that support their growth. Creating an appropriate diet for your pet can help sustain them on a lifelong journey of health and happiness with your family. Food plays an integral role in your pet’s quality of life, especially if they develop any underlying health issues. Our veterinary team will construct a diet that supports your pet’s unique needs, based on their age and stage of life.

What happens during nutrition counselling?

Your pet’s nutrition can affect the types of health issues they might develop, including allergies, nutrient deficiency, skin issues and obesity. Our veterinarians can counsel you on which foods might be appropriate based on your pet’s needs (including their age, breed and health) and your financial considerations. We’ll also walk you through how much to feed them, and even how to decode pet food labels.

Last updated: May 1, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

If you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in direct contact with someone who has recently travelled or have any respiratory symptoms, please do not come to the clinic. Rather, make arrangements for someone else to bring the pet or pick up any items you require. Should you require assistance, please contact us and we can help direct you further as needed.

3. OPERATING HOURS

Monday to Thursday : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: Closed during COVID-19
Sunday: Closed

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Wilson’s Animal Hospital