Pet Nutrition Counseling
PET NUTRITION ADVICE FOR A HEALTHY LIFE
Our pets' diet is tremendously important to their long-term health and well-being. At Cohutta Country Store, our pet nutrition counseling in Blue Ridge strives to empower pet lovers to provide their pets with a high-quality diet throughout each stage of life. Proper nutrition can help improve many health-related problems including; food intolerances, pet food allergies, excessive weight gain or weight reduction, nutritional deficiencies, animal diabetes, skin and coat afflictions, kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and poor immune response. Nutritional demands for pups and cats vary as a result of many factors such as life stage, size, breed, activity levels, physical health, and more, consequently, a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition will not do the job. We can counsel you on which foods will be appropriate based on your pet's necessities, quantity to feed, and what to seek out on pet food labels. Phone us to set up a nutrition evaluation for your pet.
Cat nutrition is closely connected to overall wellness, and a cat's diet can even help improve a variety of issues including common allergies, hyperparathyroidism, and food intolerances. Obesity is also a growing issue and overweight cats are at risk for a whole multitude of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, renal disease, heart disease, and a life expectancy lessened by as much as 20%. Kitties are obligate carnivores which means that the best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates. No matter if your cat is dealing with a weight problem or requires a unique diet in conjunction with healthcare maintenance and treatment, our staff will counsel you on the various nutritional options that are available to cat parents. Don't be reluctant to get in touch with us if you have any questions about finding the purrrrrrfect cat diet.
Giant Breed Animal Nutrition
Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large dog breeds necessitate well-defined amounts of essential nutrients to fulfill their growth requirements. Large breed puppies need a food produced to ensure proper bone and muscle development and the right amount of energy so they can develop to their optimal growth potential without developmental concerns.
Nutrition for Pregnant/ Nursing Dogs
First-rate nutrition sets the stage for a thriving breeding and pregnancy. Maintaining nutrition and bodyweight before, during the course of, and after pregnancy is essential to the wellness of the momma dog and her young pups. Malnourishment caused by inadequate nutrient consumption can lead to miscarriages or health problems. While lactating, energy needs increase and are directly proportional to milk generation, which subsequently is directly corresponding to the number of nursing pups.
Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition
Puppies and kittens need special nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. That being said, the very same strategy that works for a smaller breed puppy, such as a Maltese, would not be ideal for a large breed, such as a Rottweiler.
Senior Pet Nutrition
When a cherished animal gets older, their eating habits and dietary requirements can adjust too. As a general guideline, animals are regarded as elderly when they've arrived at one-half of their expectation of life. If a senior animals' exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption to help prevent obesity as the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.
Small Animal Nutrition
If you're a proud pet owner of a rabbit or guinea pig, our experienced staff can assist you with their nutritional questions as well. We will more than happy to speak with you about your animal's diet and whether the addition of animal nutritional supplements might be beneficial.