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Nutritional Consults

One of the key factors that have extended the life span of companion animals as well as improved health and vitality throughout their lives is our growing knowledge of the role of proper nutrition. During your pet’s wellness exam your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s body condition and provide nutritional recommendations based on what she sees.

However, for some pets with nutritional issues or chronic diseases such as diabetes, they may require a bit more intervention. This can include specialized foods, feeding strategies, and even prescription diets. Your veterinarian can also provide advice and information about diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies, and other conditions.

Birch-Dan Animal Hospital offers a range of nutritional counseling services individualized to the dietary health needs of your pet. In fact, our Hospital Manager has completed the Veterinary Nutritional Advocate Program through Hill’s Pet Nutrition. We also offer weight loss programs and carry two brands of prescription diets: Medi-Cal Royal Canin and Hill’s.

We also carry the new line of Hill’s veterinary exclusive preventative care diets called Hill’s Healthy Advantage. We can also order a number of nutritional products to better meet your pet’s health needs.