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From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. 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. However, did you know that your pet’s nutritional needs change with age and activity level? Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? Do you know how many calories your pet should have each day and whether you are over- or underfeeding? Are you comfortable reading and interpreting pet food labels?

Dr. Orr is very conscientious about the nutritional health of his clients, and whether your pet has special dietary needs or simply needs to shed (or gain) a few pounds, his nutritional counseling services can help you accomplish your goals and keep your pet in good health. Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital offers counseling in dietary selection and feeding practices for pets during various life stages, such as growth, pregnancy, nursing, and the “golden years.” If your pet has a medical condition, we can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet’s needs. Nutrition plays a critical role in your pet's overall health and well-being.  And, your pet's nutritional needs change with age, activity levels, and medical conditions.  We can help you select the most appropriate diet to suit your pet's needs.  We offer specialty foods from both Royal Canin and Hill's Pet Foods.

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