Nutritional Counseling

Medical Conditions
Many medical conditions can be supported or controlled by your pet’s diet. Our doctors may recommend prescription diet food as part of your pet’s treatment plan. Common conditions that benefit from prescriptions diets include urinary issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, renal issues, and more.
Homemade or Raw Diets
Some owners elect to prepare their pet’s meals at home using fresh ingredients. While homemade diets commonly contain higher quality ingredients, it is easy to create nutritional deficiencies. Optimal diets vary from species to species and contain an ideal ratio of the major essential nutrients of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, as well as adequate levels of trace nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The specific requirements of an individual within a species may vary somewhat by age, health, and level of exercise. Our doctors can help you choose the best ingredients for your pet and offer preparation recommendations.
Pets are considered seniors when they enter the second half of their expected lifespan. This can be as early as 6 years of age, especially for larger canine breeds. As pets age, their dietary needs change. We can help you determine what nutritional support your pet needs and offer recommendations for the best food to meet those needs. We even carry veterinary-approved foods designed to support your aging pet. Our veterinarians also utilize many natural, non-pharmaceutical based nutritional supplements that can help your aging pet’s needs.
Weight Management
Sometimes pets need a special diet to help them achieve their ideal weight. We can recommend pet foods that will provide the best caloric intake for your pet, taking into consideration your pet’s life style, age, and breed. We also carry foods formulated to help control your dog or cat’s weight for a happy, healthy pet.
Giant Breeds
Giant breeds such as Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, and giant schnauzers have unique dietary requirements. Very few commercial puppy foods offer the ideal mix of calcium, energy, and protein levels that these breeds need. We can provide you with feeding recommendations that will encourage your dog’s maximum growth potential without causing developmental problems. For added convenience, we also stock veterinary-approved diets for giant breeds.
Puppies and Kittens
It’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed by all the pet foods on the market. We can help you weed through the choices and find a puppy or kitten food that will meet your growing pet’s specific nutritional needs. We even carry many nutritionally balanced, veterinary-approved brands in our clinic.

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Our Address

2910 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, Indiana, 46615
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Monday - Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays from 11:40am - 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: 574-282-2303
Fax: 574-282-1325
Email: [email protected]

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