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NUTRITION AND BEHAVIOR COUNSELING

NUTRITION AND BEHAVIOR COUNSELING

Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital offers our clients and patient the benefit of both nutrition counseling / weight management and behavior counseling. If your pet is having a difficult time maintaining a healthy weight, or has started acting out in a negative way, give us a call. We are your partner in your pet's healthcare and are eager to help your pet live his or her best life!

Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or even gain) a few pounds to be at optimum health, our nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goal. We offer counseling in both dietary selection of pet food as well as feeding information for all pet life stages, such as needed growth, pregnancy, nursing, and geriatric or senior pets. If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet.

Many pet owners take nutrition for granted; in part because the availability of so many nutritionally complete commercial diets has taken much of the guesswork out of choosing a suitable diet for a pet. We can offer you all the information and advice needed on our large selection of Hill's Science Diet and  Hill's Prescription Diet pet food is best.

YOUR PET’S DIET CAN HELP MANAGE:

  • Food allergies
  • Obesity
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Urinary Diseases
  • Diabetes
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Behavior Counseling

Is your pet's behavior changed? Is he or she acting out in ways you haven't seen before? Frustrated because you know neither the cause nor the solution?

Since pet's can talk to us and tell us what is wrong, we often find pet parents are overly frustrated and confused by a specific behavior that their pet is exhibiting that they can't seem to find a cause or solution for. Our doctors will have a thorough consultation with you and your pet and look at the bigger picture of your pet's behavior.

We will work to first determine if any medical issues are causing certain behaviors. If not, we'll work directly with you to replace bad behaviors with healthy ones. With consistency and patience, pet behavior can change!

EXAMPLES OF VISIT-WORTHY BEHAVIOR:

  • Phobias or anxiety of objects or people
  • Aggression
  • Housetraining aversions, soiling, or marking
  • Sleep disorders
  • Over-grooming
  • Repetitive chewing or licking behaviors
  • Excessive barking or meowing

Need advice on pet food or behavior?

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