Pet nutrition is more than just weight management, it is the cornerstone to your pet’s overall wellness. What you choose to feed your pet is not a decision that should be taken lightly. We are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to make the right choices.
Nutrition is the process of providing food and nourishment necessary for health and growth. Many common health problems can either be caused by poor nutrition or treated with a healthy diet. A proper diet is the cornerstone to ensuring the long-term health and wellness of your pet.
One of the most pervasive myths in recent years is that grain free diets are beneficial to dogs, when in fact this type of diet can in fact be deadly. Over the past few years, we have seen a marked uptick in heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. Many cases are being seen in young, larger dogs who are of breeds that are not typically prone to heart conditions. The biggest commonality in these cases was that they were on grain free diets. The FDA started looking into this in 2020 and continues to study the effects of grain free diets in dogs. We have seen cases of this here at Veazie Vet as well.
If you have any questions about the proper nutrition for your pet, please reach out to us at 207-941-8840 and schedule a nutritional consult.