Ensure A Happy, Healthy Life For Your Furry Friend
Your pets are a member of your family and deserve the same level of attention to their health. You’ll find it at West Ballantyne Animal Hospital in Charlotte. Happy, healthy animals are our passion, and we’ll treat your furry family members as well as we do our own. Our veterinarians are pet health experts! When you come in for a nutrition and diet consultation, we’ll help you understand the individual needs of your pet(s) and help you create a custom, comprehensive health plan for them. This will include everything from their diet and feeding schedule to at-home dental care and a recommended check-up timeline. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to help your pet enjoy the healthiest life possible with your family. Call our veterinary clinic in Charlotte today to schedule a consultation!
We offer a variety of preventive care and treatment services for your pets, including:
- Comprehensive physical exams
- Custom vaccination plans and preventative care plans
- Adjuvant-free vaccines
- In-clinic and at-home pet dentistry
- Testing and treatment for heartworms, ticks, fleas, and other parasites
- Nutrition and weight management consulting
- General pet health consulting
Nutrition & Diet for Proper Pet Care
What and how should I feed my pet? It sounds like a simple question… but is it?
In reality, it’s hard to make that decision with all the television commercials and pet store employees telling you that they are all selling the best thing. Yet, they don’t know anything about your pet! It’s not a simple formula. Choosing the right pet food depends on your pet’s age, size, lifestyle, and general health. At West Ballantyne Animal Hospital, we are here to help you make the right pet care decisions. We discuss nutrition and pet food choices at every annual preventative care exam.
Proper puppy and kitten care starts with nutrition and maintaining ideal body weight. Having a proper diet will help keep your pet healthy and can prolong his or her life expectancy. Dogs and cats that are overweight or underweight may have a contributing illness and may be more susceptible to disease and injury. For example, obesity is a common complicating factor in heart conditions, arthritis, liver conditions, and other illnesses. Many gastrointestinal ailments are also linked to inadequate diets, and many skin problems have a nutritional component to them.
Prescription & Therapeutic Diets
West Ballantyne Animal Hospital carries high-quality therapeutic prescription pet food. Prescription diets are specially formulated for optimal balance and nutritional support for your pet. Prescription and therapeutic diets treat and manage health conditions in pets such as obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, food allergies, and more.
Like people, diet and nutrition are the foundation of your kitten and puppies’ health care. Our veterinarian will help you create a nutrition plan for your dog or cat based on his or her age, general health, and lifestyle. Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss your pet’s diet and nutrition.