Hunter Animal Hospital
Hunter Animal Hospital Hunter Animal Hospital Monday - Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 8AM - 1PM
Sunday & Major Holidays Closed
5246 W. 3500 S.
West Valley City, UT 84120
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Nutrition & Diet

Nutrition is Important to your Pet’s Good Health

A complete and balanced diet is essential for your dog and cat throughout their lifetime. As pets age, their nutritional needs change. Younger pets need diets to support a more active lifestyle and healthy, growing bones and muscles. Older pets benefit from fewer calories.

What to Feed My Pet?

We recommend feeding foods from reputable manufacturers, the manufacturers that also make veterinary prescription diets such as Science Diet, Royal Canin, Iams and Purina. Their diets as a whole have much more scientific, veterinary research behind them to prove they are healthy diets.

For more information about pet nutrition, please visit the American College of Veterinary Nutrition website, petdiets.com or the AVMA recommendation on raw pet food diets.

A Healthy Weight is Best for your Pet’s Health!

Maintaining your pet’s ideal body weight will keep your pet healthy and vital and can improve his or her life expectancy. A pet that is overweight or underweight may be experiencing an illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. Obesity is a complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions and other ailments. Many gastrointestinal ailments can be linked to inappropriate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.

If your pet is overweight, there are many things you can do to help him get back into shape. Speaking with us is the first place to start. For some pets, feeding a diet formulated for weight loss and carefully selecting lower calorie treats can help. Increasing exercise as appropriate for your pet may be helpful. Most often, simply learning the correct volume of food to offer works wonders.

Prescription Pet Foods

We carry top of the line therapeutic prescription dog and cat foods. These diets are formulated for the optimal balance of pet health and nutritional support. Therapeutic diets are formulated to address specific health conditions, and we carry therapeutic diets designed to support a variety of health issues, including:

  • Early Kidney Disease
  • Advanced Kidney Disease
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Obesity
  • Liver Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Pancreatitis
  • Geriatrics
  • Urinary Disease
  • Bladder Stones
  • Food Allergy

We will discuss the various food choices that are best for your pet’s health and body condition with you during your pet’s wellness exam. If you have any questions about the food you are feeding your dog or cat, please give us a call—we will be happy to answer all of your questions!