Nutrition & Weight Management
The doctors and staff at Desert Dunes Animal Hospital believe that nutrition is the foundation of health for our pets. From the beginning of a pet’s life through the various stages of a geriatric pet’s life, food is the medicine that fuels the pet’s body. We are here to help you better understand your pet’s nutritional needs.
Did you know that feeding your pet the right diet now can help to prevent disease later in life?
Did you know that a pet that is overweight has a reduced life expectancy and has an added risk of serious health conditions?
Extra weight can also affect a pet’s quality of life, it slows their energy level, making them less likely to want to play or interact with the family, thus affecting their mood. We have weight management foods that can help get your pet back on track; we will give you the tools to help get your pet back to a healthy life.
Did you know that dental disease is a contributing factor in kidney disease?
Bacteria associated with advanced dental disease enters the blood stream (through the process of eating and swallowing) and invades the major organs causing potential damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. We have dental diets that can help to maintain dental hygiene, combined with good dental maintenance; this can go a long way in helping to prevent serious diseases. We have renal diets for those pets that need low protein, low phosphorus but high nutrition.