At Bellevue Animal Hospital, we take a holistic view of your pet’s health, and that includes what they eat and how active they are. Both of these factors play a huge role in an animal’s wellbeing, and each may contribute to or be influenced by underlying health issues.
One of the more common issues we see in pets is excess weight. Those few extra pounds can make a big difference on those small joints over time. Some breeds are especially prone to developing medical problems that are exacerbated by being overweight, so we’ll often suggest carefully monitoring food intake to help them slim down.
The other main issue often caused by diet is related to potential allergies or sensitivities to ingredients. There’s a wide range of foods that could be causing irritation to your pet’s system, leading to skin itchiness or redness as well as gastrointestinal distress. We can work with you to find the best kind of food to help solve these problems and hopefully prevent them from popping up again.
Bellevue Animal Hospital is proud to provide accessible and affordable animal nutritional counseling for pets and owners in Bellevue, West Bellevue, Mercer Island, Medina, Hunts Point, Factoria, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah and the surrounding areas.