The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Pets

Just like humans, pets can benefit from a well-balanced diet and proper nutrition. Unfortunately, a common issue our veterinarians see is pet obesity, which can impact your pet's overall lifestyle. At City Pets, we are the NYC area's premier house call veterinarian. Let’s find out why nutrition plays an essential role in any pet's long-term happiness and health.

What Is Proper Nutrition For Pets?

Good nutrition for pets mirrors good nutritional choices for humans. These ingredients include a well-balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Excellent nutrition for your pet means better digestion and having the energy to be active as well. Below is an overview of how each food category will benefit your pet.

  • Proteins from meats such as chicken and fish promote lean muscle and a healthy coat.
  • Carbohydrates from vegetables and rice give adequate amounts of energy to your pet. They also contain an excellent source of fiber, which is excellent for digestion.
  • Healthy fats (such as fish or oils) are excellent for shiny fur and healthy nails.

The Benefits of Proper Nutrition For Pets

A good diet is a foundation for a healthy life for your pet. You are going a long way in preventing serious conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and even some types of cancer. Our veterinarians have the experience you can count on to customize a nutritional plan that works for your pet. We provide detailed nutritional plans depending on the size and breed of your pet, along with tips on portion control and which types of pet food are the best.

Contact Our Veterinarians in Manhattan for Home Care

We provide house calls for those who live in the NYC area. It's important to remember that your pets are just as susceptible to the adverse effects of poor nutrition and lifestyle choices. There is no reason for you, or your pet, to suffer through a lifetime of health problems when we can help with nutritional guidance. City Pets has been serving our community by providing excellent veterinary care for years. Call our team today at (212) 581-7387 to schedule an appointment with our veterinarians.

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