Dogs and cats have a broad range of dietary needs. Prescription dog and cat food can aid in controlling allergies, weight loss, skin problems, and much, much more. Our veterinarian will help you find the perfect diet plan for your pet.
Signs of a balanced and nutritional diet include bright eyes, shiny coat, energetic attitude and proper body composition. Some signs of food allergies include itching, hair loss, chronic ear infections, recurring anal gland infections, and other skin problems. Did you know that dogs and cats are frequently allergic to common foods including chicken, lamb, fish, and even beef?
Puppies and kittens require high amounts of protein to help develop their bones, muscles and teeth. During your pet’s first Preventive Care Exam, we may recommend a special diet to assist your pet with healthy growth.
Older pets also have special nutritional needs. As your pet ages, the balance of nutrients in their diet will change due to the different metabolic needs of your pet. Older pets often require additional joint supplements and antioxidants, as well as lower calorie and fat levels within their diets.
The veterinarians at Westmonte routinely provide a wide variety of prescription foods, from Hills Science Diet and Royal Canin. As you can imagine, it would be impossible to have all the various forms of prescription diets for both dogs and cats in the hospital at all times. However, give us a call and we can have your food in 48-72 hours from the manufacturer.
If you are not a client of Westmonte, our doctors will be required to examine your pet before we can fill any external prescription. Think you have an issue caused by your pets diet? Give us a call (407) 862-6892