How Well Do You Know Pet Food?

Pet Food Myths

We know there are always plenty of pet food myths circulating the internet in this information age and at Clearwater Animal Hospital, our team is always making an effort to field those questions. After all, we want to make sure that you are as well-informed as possible about your pet’s needs.

Where Do You Get Your Pet Nutrition Information?

Reading pet food labels, talking with store clerks at pet supply stores, and reading up on pet nutrition facts online are all a good start when it comes to understanding your pet’s needs, but it’s so important that you don’t stop there. Everything you read and hear is not necessarily good information.

Keep in mind that pet food labels are designed for good advertising, and that may mean that the information listed there is not quite accurate. The same goes for talking with store clerks. These people may be extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the products, but their primary training comes from sales reps for these companies, not from unbiased pet nutrition education. And the fact is, these store clerks are looking for a sale. Reading information online is the most common way for most people to become educated about any subject, but it is so important to look in the right place, reading only reputable websites that don’t have a sales agenda.

Schedule a Nutrition Consultation With Our Team

When you are in doubt about your pet’s nutritional needs and are not sure whether they are a being met, we highly recommend a visit with our team. We provide veterinary consultations to talk with you about your pet’s dietary requirements and we base our recommendations on your pet’s specific needs, including:

  • Lifestyle
  • Health status
  • Breed
  • Physical condition
  • Age
  • …and more!

This information is gathered through a thorough conversation between you and our team. After all, the best recommendations for your pet’s needs come from a thorough understanding of your pet and the lifestyle you share together. We invite you to contact our team to schedule a nutritional consultation with us today!