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Diet & Nutrition

Proper diet and nutrition can help your cat fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of your cat.


Maintaining a healthy body weight is a very important aspect of a cat's overall physical health. Good nutrition can help provide your cat with a happier, safer, and longer life. There may be nutritional supplements that can help fight against disease, maintain a proper weight, and promote the overall well-being of any animal.

Why is maintaining a healthy weight important?

Obesity is a common problem among cats, as it can be easy to over-feed a cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause health problems as they get older. With proper diet and exercise, all cats should be able to meet their dietary needs and be within a healthy weight range. The best way to make sure your cat’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a specific diet for your cat and their lifestyle. Our staff will help your cat battle unhealthy weight gain and counsel you on the best nutritional options available.

When is a diet change needed?

Cats should be fed a balanced wellness diet based on a number of factors, including their life stage, and any health issues they have. Diet changes are recommended when they enter a new life stage. For example, when they go from being a kitten to an adult, or when they are no longer classified as an adult and move into their senior years (usually around age 10). Diet changes may also be recommended if your cat develops any issues that could be treated with a prescription diet, such as obesity or a food allergy.

How diet & nutrition can help your cat

We will help you make the right dietary changes for your cat so that they can stay on track living their happy and healthy lives. A healthy diet and good nutrition can reduce or even eliminate the following problems:

  • cat allergies

  • itching and scratching

  • dull coat

  • arthritis

  • joint and hip problems

  • bad breath

  • intestinal disorders

Skin and coat supplements are a great way to keep your cat looking and feeling their best. Arthritis and joint supplements can be helpful for many cats as they age.