Nutrition is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Through extensive research veterinary nutritionists have developed diets that are tailored to the specific needs of pets from puppies and kittens all the way to geriatrics. Your pet’s dietary needs are determined based on breed, age, size, activity, and any complicating factors like disease or obesity.
At Animal Health Care Center, we want the best for your pets. This included helping you pick a diet that meets all of their nutritional needs. As a pet owner, picking a brand and specific diet for your pet can be overwhelming. Follow the links below to learn more about the companies we trust to provide the very best in nutrition for your pets:
Considering a homemade diet?
As a responsible pet owner, you may feel that a homemade diet is best for your pet’s needs. Homemade diets can provide tailored nutrition for pet’s specific needs. However homemade diets are also a leading cause of nutritional deficiency when they are not properly designed. Follow the link the below to learn how a veterinary nutritionist can built a homemade diet plan that meets all of your pet’s needs:
- University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine: Nutrition Services
- University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine: Nutrition Appointment Information
**GRAIN FREE DIETS LINKED TO HEART DISEASE**
Recently the FDA has released information on an investigation into the link between grain-free diets and a type of heart disease known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. DCM is an acquired heart disease that can lead to congestive heart failure.
Grain-free diets that list legumes and potatoes within the first five ingredients are of concern. These ingredients include chick peas, lentils, potatoes, and peas. NO brands have been specifically identified.
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