Nutrition

“You are what you eat!”

Nutrition is an important topic and unfortunately grocery stores are often left with the duties to educate you. Not all pets need the same amount of nutrition, however they do need good quality ingredients. Over the years, pet foods have improved in quality and variety. Choosing the right brand and type can be challenging. Before starting a new or changing diets, contact us to help decide what is best for your pets stage of life. We are here to help diagnose and provide necessary diets for each individual condition. We fully understand how diets and nutrition can affect your pet and are willing to help educate you. It is our pleasure to see your pet eating the right food, ensuring it will live a long healthy life.

Maintaining Your Pet – Health Tips

  • accurately weigh your pet
  • feed according to our veterinarians recommendations
    • free choice feeding – food available at all times
    • time limited feeding – food available for limited time
    • meal time feeding – measured amount at specific time
  • evaluate your pets physical condition using a body condition scoring system
  • adjust the amount you feed your pet accordingly
  • evaluate senior dogs physical condition every few months

There are many conditions that may require a specialty diet as recommended by one of our veterinarians. At Mt. Airy Veterinary Hospital your veterinarian will recommend your pets nutrition on an individual basis. We offer a wide spectrum of prescription diets that will meet the nutritional requirements.

Conditions that respond to diet

  • allergic dermatitis
  • arthritis/joint pain
  • weight management
  • brain aging/behavioral changes
  • cancer
  • dental disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • food allergy/food intolerance
  • gastro-intestinal disorders
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • urinary tract disease
  • pancreatitis
  • debilitaing diseases

Products: Call for pricing and availability

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Closed 1-2pm daily for lunch.