Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Taking care of your pet means you feed them foods that are good for their health. We take pride in educating our clients on the nutritional needs of their loyal companions. With nutritional counselling we can determine if your pet lacks certain nutrients and address any health concerns or allergies they have. Our team will be happy to work with you to create a nutritional plan that suits your pet, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to get started.

What is nutrition counselling for pets?

Nutritional counselling is a dietary checkup for your pet. Our veterinarians will perform a physical examination, check their weight and examine their diet. To check for other medical conditions we run blood tests to diagnose issues such as diabetes or organ diseases. By the end of the exam we will determine if your pet is eating the right amount of food and if they are growing and developing properly. If anything shows up during the exam we will recommend nutritional counselling.

What are healthy foods for my pet?

It can be hard to choose from the wide variety of foods that are available for your pet. When shopping for your pet’s food you should pay close attention to the ingredients. Their foods should have higher amounts of fruits, grains, vegetables and meats. If you need some assistance, ask our veterinarians for their recommendation.

What foods should I feed my kitten/puppy?

In the early stages of your pet’s life they need extra nutrients for their bodies to develop properly. There are specially marked products for kittens and puppies that cater to the dietary needs of most young pets. Some canine pals may need a more specialized diet and may develop bone problems due to how fast they grow. For this reason we encourage our clients to get a veterinarian’s input on the foods they select for their puppies.

Does my senior pet need special food?

Yes! Senior pets are also at a vulnerable stage of their life and may require a special diet. The nutrients they get from their diet can help lessen the effects of the age-induced illnesses they are likely to develop.

Last updated: July 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

Based on the latest provincial guidelines for veterinary practices, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are allowing 1 client per household to accompany the pet to their appointment.
  • Face masks are only required in the exam room and must be worn properly.
  • Continue to socially distance when interacting with others.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    Clearview Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Clearview/East Hill Dog & Cat Hospital