Crestwood Animal Clinic 2949 West 127th St.  •  Blue Island, IL 60438 708-385-3790 Map

Nutritional Counseling for Pets

Pet Health Depends Upon Good Nutrition

Pet Nutrition & Diet

Every Pet’s Good Health Depends Upon Good Nutrition

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. 
During your pet’s wellness exam, we discuss the nutritional needs of your pet with you.  We will evaluate your pet’s current weight, breed, activity level, existing medical conditions, and current life stage, such as infancy, adult or senior, to build the best nutritional and diet plan for the longevity of your pet.  
Please talk to us before deciding on any nutritional plan for your pet. Because of all of the available pet food brands, conflicting online pet nutrition information, it is best to talk with us before deciding on a nutritional plan for your pet.

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 you 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 calories 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
  • 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!

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