Pet Nutritional Counseling in Culver City, CA

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Pet Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Life

At Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop Culver City, our pet nutrition advice aims to empower animal owners to provide their pets with a high-quality diet for each stage of life. Proper nourishment can help reduce the effects of many medical issues and ensure your pet lives a comfortable, heathy life. Nutritional needs of dogs and cats vary as a result of many factors including their life stage, size, breed, physical activity level, overall health, and much more, therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition is not effective. Our trained staff members are happy to advise you on which foods and treats will be ideal based upon your pet's necessities. Give us a call today to set up a nutrition consultation, or stop by our store for more information.

Cat Nutrition

Cat nutrition is closely connected to overall wellness, and a cat's diet can even help improve a variety of issues including common allergies, hyperparathyroidism, and food intolerances. Obesity is a growing issue among house cats, and overweight cats are at risk for a whole multitude of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, renal disease, heart disease, and a life expectancy lessened by as much as 20%. Kitties are obligate carnivores which means that the best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates. No matter if your cat is dealing with a weight problem or requires a unique diet in conjunction with healthcare maintenance and treatment, our staff will counsel you on the various nutritional options that are available to cat parents. Don't be reluctant to get in touch with us if you have any questions about finding the purrrrrrfect cat diet.

Giant Breed Animal Nutrition

Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large breed puppies need specialized food to ensure proper bone and muscle development, and the right amount of energy so they can develop to their optimum potential.

Nutrition for Pregnant/ Nursing Dogs

First-rate nutrition sets the stage for a healthy pregnancy. Maintaining nutrition and bodyweight during the course of and after pregnancy is essential to the wellness of the momma dog and her young pups. Malnourishment caused by inadequate nutrient consumption can lead to miscarriages or health problems. After birth, energy needs increase and are directly proportional to milk generation, which subsequently directly corresponds to the number of nursing pups.

Nutrition for Working Dogs

Generally, working dogs are larger breeds such as an Akita, a Mastiff, or a Newfoundlands that are specifically bred to perform tasks like sledding or herding and have special dietary needs. To perform their best, these dogs need a high-performance pet food that helps keep them working at top productivity. Depending on the amount of work, working dogs may require 1.5 to 2.5 times the volume of food as a sedentary pet, and if the dogs are doing work in extreme conditions, the volume of food needed increases even more.

Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition

Puppies and kittens necessitate suitable nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. That being said, the very same strategy that works for a smaller breed puppy, such as a Maltese, would not be ideal for a large breed, such as a Rottweiler.

Senior Pet Nutrition

When a cherished pet gets older, their eating habits and dietary requirements will likely need to adjust. As a general guideline, animals are regarded as elderly when they've arrived at one-half of their life expectancy. If a senior animals' exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption to help prevent obesity as the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.

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