From the time a puppy or kitten is born and through the twilight years of their life, good nutrition and portion control is one of the cornerstones of their overall health. Dr. Amy Johnson at Adairsville Animal Hospital has been successfully provided nutritional counseling to pet owners in the Rome, Acworth, and Marietta areas of Georgia, and she will bring this same level of experience and compassion to your furry family member as well.
Were you aware that overweight pets often have many of the same issues as obese people? Heavy pets are much more likely to have conditions such as diabetes, kidney and heart disease, as well as joint pain and arthritis. Overfeeding or giving your pet table scraps can do long-term damage to their overall health. Dr. Amy Johnson can determine the proper portions for your pet, based on their current weight, age, and overall health.
Did you know there is not a “one size fits all” diet for the lifetime of a dog or cat? Nutritional needs change with age and activity levels of our pets. Younger pets have special needs for their rapidly growing bodies and activity level. As they mature, their needs change as they are no longer growing, and play less than they did as puppies or kittens. Finally, senior pets need maintenance diets and often require special food for conditions including kidney disease and diabetes. Regardless of the current age or condition of your pet companion, Dr. Johnson at Adairsville Animal Hospital will help you select a diet that meets your pet’s specific needs.
Proper nutrition in the correct amounts can increase the lifespan of your companion pet. It can be easy for a pet owner to become overwhelmed by the available selection of pet foods, all of which claim to have specific benefits for pets. Our doctor provides her clients with expert advice to help them navigate the complicated array of choices. At Adairsville Animal Hospital, we understand you have a choice in the healthcare of your precious pet. Therefore we offer the experience of our veterinarian and the advanced tools at our hospital to meet their ever-changing needs.