Pet Nutritional Counseling

Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center


Just as it is with people, nutrition is extremely important to the health of your pet. You might think that your pet will be fine as long as you buy food made specially for pets, and decide to leave the nutrition up to the pet food companies. But it’s important to understand more about your pet’s nutrition so you can keep him as healthy as can be. At Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center, our veterinarian is happy to guide you on the proper nutrition for your pet throughout his life stages.


How Nutrition Plays a Role in Health

Many pets become overweight because they eat too many calories. Other pets would benefit from a certain type of food that is beneficial for a health condition they have, or that’s designed for their age or for their activity level. You shouldn’t feed your dog or cat certain foods that might be harmful for him. These are just some of the ways that your pet’s diet can affect his overall health. In other words, a pet’s diet should be tailored to the specific pet so she can have the right amount of nutrients her body needs.

If you’re not sure how much or what kind of food to feed your pet, our vet can share some advice. We can also help recommend a certain diet if your pet is overweight or underweight, or he has a health condition. We recommend that you feed your pet food that fits the life stage he is in, and change the food throughout his life to fit his changing needs.

We understand that the number of brands and varieties of pet food makes the choice confusing. That’s why we’re happy to help you figure out your pet’s ideal diet through our pet nutritional counseling services at our animal health center.


We Offer Nutritional Supplements

At Nippers Corner Pet Medical Center, you can purchase The Missing Link nutritional supplements to provide extra nutrients to your pet’s diet. This formula was created by a veterinarian and researcher, and it supplies your pet with fiber, as well as healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Since these supplements are created with whole foods or concentrates of whole foods, they do not interact with medications or provide too much of certain nutrients. Ask our Nashville vet if this supplement might benefit your pet.

Call to make an appointment for our pet nutritional counseling services or to learn more about the supplement we offer.