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Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center believes that good nutrition is central to a healthy life and plays a major role in treating many problems encountered in the pet population today.

Many of the conditions we see on a daily basis such as musculoskeletal conditions, digestive problems, skin conditions, and allergies can often be helped with proper nutrition. The holistic approach to healing is to help the body heal itself, and that simply cannot be done without a good diet.

Many commercial pet foods fall short of properly meeting the nutritional needs of our pets. The best nutritional approach is to use wholesome fresh foods, prepared daily, for your pet. We advocate fresh raw meat and vegetables with properly prepared and added carbohydrates. The percentages of each of these three main ingredients vary with species and age. Proper supplements must be added to balance calcium, phosphorus, and various other mineral levels. An appropriate essential fatty acid supplement must also be used. The specifics of your pet’s diet and how best to provide it at home will be discussed during your consultation.