Pet Nutritional Counseling in Plainfield, IL
Pet Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Life
We understand that an all raw diet isn’t possible for everyone. Supplementing your pets’ quality dry food with a moisture based add-in is highly recommended. Consider goat’s milk, bone broth or a high quality canned food as an add-in. Kitties and Dogs are meant to be eating a diet that is 70% moisture. Many health problems stem from feeding your pet only dry food that is low in moisture. These health problems could include dehydration, crystals, stones, diabetes, and kidney problems, not to mention a host of other health problems. Wags to Whiskers proudly features fresh add-ins like goat’s milk, bone broth and even over 150 different varieties of canned pet food for both cats and dogs. We encourage you to try any free add-ins from any of the brands we stock.
A dog or cat thrives on biologically appropriate food. At the very least, we encourage pet owners to choose “food grade” pet foods for their pet’s health and safety.
Wags to Whiskers carries specialty products that cater to every pets’ dietary needs and restrictions. Specifically, we carry dog cookies made without wheat, corn or soy. Our store also stocks hip and joint care supplements and treats. Furthermore, we stock organic and holistic dietary supplements.
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Senior Pet Nutrition
When a cherished animal gets older, their eating habits and dietary requirements can adjust too. As a general guideline, animals are regarded as elderly when they've arrived at one-half of their expectation of life. If a senior animals' exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption from carbohydrate and increase the levels of meat protein to help prevent obesity as the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.
Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition
Puppies and kittens necessitate suitable nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. We encourage feeding high meat content foods, focusing on moisture based add-ins, to puppies and kittens of all sizes and breeds. Focusing on meat-forward foods will allow your young animals to thrive!
Nutrition for Working Dogs
Sport dogs and working dogs have special dietary needs. Generally, performance and working dogs like German Shepherds, Labradors, and Bearded Collies are bred to perform tasks like police work, hunting or herding. To perform their best, these dogs need more meat-focused foods and more calories each day to help 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 high conditions, the volume of food needed increases even more.
Nutrition for Pregnant/ Nursing Dogs
First-rate nutrition sets the stage for a thriving breeding and pregnancy. Maintaining nutrition and bodyweight before, 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. While lactating, energy needs increase and are directly proportional to milk generation, which subsequently is directly corresponding to the number of nursing pups.
Giant Breed Animal Nutrition
Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large dog breeds necessitate well-defined amounts of essential nutrients to fulfill their growth requirements. We suggest supplementing with hip & joint solutions supplements on a regular basis for your large breed dogs.
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 also a growing issue 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 meat protein and moisture but very 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.
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