Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Nutrition Counselling helps us to provide resources and feedback on the best types of food to support your pet’s wellbeing. Your pet’s diet is an important part of their health because it provides fuel for their growth and development. If you’d like to book an appointment to receive insight into which pet foods would best meet your furry friend’s needs or need general advice, please contact us at 204.488.1843.

What happens during a nutrition counselling appointment?

This is the best time to ask any questions about your pet’s nutrition. Whether you need help choosing from the wide range of pet food on the market or need a diet tailored towards their health needs, our veterinary team is here to help. First, we’ll evaluate your pet’s current diet to assess any gaps that we can help fill. Food is a useful tool to help build your pet’s immunity against infection and target areas of concern in their health, like the advancement of chronic diseases.

What types of ingredients should I look out for in my pet’s food?

The ingredient listed first takes up the largest quantity in the food. Ingredients you should look out for first are:

  • Real meat like chicken, beef and fish
  • Grains like rice and oats
  • Vegetables like sweet potatoes
  • Fruits like blueberries and apples
  • Fats like Omega-3 and 6

    Which foods should my pet stay away from?

    There are a few foods your pet shouldn’t be eating. This list might be longer if your pet has specific dietary restrictions or health concerns. Generally, they shouldn’t eat:

  • Chocolate
  • Milk
  • Raw meat or eggs
  • Onions
  • Garlic

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Measures we are taking

    Last updated: July 26, 2021

  • We are allowing 1 client per appointment to accompany their pet into the exam room.
  • We will have a maximum capacity of 8 people inside our waiting room, but our door will be open. We ask that if you see 8 people inside to kindly wait outside the door for someone to leave.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entering.
  • Face masks are still required and must be worn properly.
  • Contactless appointments are available if you prefer not to come inside.
  • We are maintaining a NO CASH policy, Debit/Credit only.
  • Curbside pick-up for food and medication will still be available if preferred. Don't forget you can take advantage of ordering your pet's food through our online store. Our clinic cat, Tazz, demonstrates how to wear a mask. Stay safe, everyone!