Pet Nutrition and Counseling Services
Your pets have their own emotional, dietary pet nutrition and obedience training needs. In addition, these will change overtime as they progress through their life cycle.
Surprising as it may sound, there are times when your cat or dog will need supportive pet training to adapt to new and changing situations. If left unchecked, it can lead to pet aggression which can harm you, your loved ones and your pets.
This is especially the case if the event is something significant and also changes our daily lives. At Vancouver Animal Hospital, we understand the various needs that both the pets and their owners may have. Because of this, we aim to always be alongside you at every step of the way with proper obedience training.
We offer three main counseling services and pet training to help our local residents in Vancouver, BC make informed decisions:
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavioural counseling
- Other counseling services – including pet travel and export documentations and regulatory inquiries
Obedience Training and Behavioral Counseling
Are you stressed over life-changing events, such as moving to a new home? Expecting a family member to the household (whether it be a newborn baby or a new pet)? Perhaps you are going through a change in lifestyle? Don’t overlook the fact that your little friend is also sharing the same experience with you!
Obedience training is the key to help keep stress low. Furthermore, animals tend to have keen senses. They can correctly identify our emotions and stress through our body language and tone of voice and respond accordingly.
As forgiving and kind hearted as your pets can be, there are times when they will also feel stressed. Consequently, they may stray from their normal behavior, such as a loss of appetite, depression and less willing to play.
They may require special attention to lift their spirits up and gradually adapt to new environments.
Call us at (604) 670-7370 for advice for keeping both you and your pet as stress-free as possible!
Don’t let pet aggression rein. If you notice a lack of willingness to play, loss of appetite or lethargy, contact your local veterinarian immediately. Because it may be a warning sign of a more serious illness and indicate the need for immediate medical attention.
That’s why pet training exists, so you and your pets can both get through life’s changes with ease. Make obedience training a key factor in your decision to care for your pets.
Pet Nutrition Counseling
If your cat or dog is healthy, your primary concerns when choosing pet nutrition may have been based on cost. It may have also been whether your pet seems to like eating the food.
However, it is important to note that not all pet foods are created equal. Feeding guidelines shown on pet food packages only serve as a general guideline. They do not cater to the specific needs of your pet, nor take other specific conditions into account.
Does your cat or dog have food allergies? What is your pet’s current weight – is she too skinny, or is she obese? Are there any signs of vitamin deficiencies? How old is your pet, and are there particular health-aspects to take into consideration?
In order to provide the best for your pets ongoing nutritional needs, it is crucial to customize an appropriate diet best suited for your pet’s health to keep her/him on the path of lifelong healthiness.
We no longer live in a time where cats hunt and catch their own mice as food. With the advancement of knowledge in pet medicine and nutrition, they live much longer lives nowadays as a consequence.
For these reasons, proper nutrition and weight management is becoming evermore important. Our seasoned veterinarians can help create a nutrition plan for your pet, and help your pets reach an optimal weight. Call us today to explore the best options for the best pet nutrition plan today!