Nutritional Counseling

Is your pet losing the battle of the bulge? Or perhaps you wish to make sure your expectant mother or fast growing puppy has the right nutrition. We can help with nutritional counseling. Your pet may be fighting a weight problem or require a special diet in conjunction with health management and treatment. Our staff will counsel you on the many products that are available to pet owners including Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina Veterinary Diet products, and Slentrol which is a new medication available to help aid weight reduction in dogs. All technicians at Tara are trained in body condition scoring which aids in weight control. Computer programs are available to determine a safe weight loss plan, if needed, and can also provide owners with calorie needs using any current food choice. Treats and “people food” can be a huge source of extra calories and that knowledge can aid success in these weight loss plans.

Giant Breeds

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Giant breeds such as Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, and giant schnauzers have unique dietary requirements. Very few commercial puppy foods offer the ideal mix of calcium, energy, and protein levels that these breeds need. We can provide you with feeding recommendations that will encourage your dog’s maximum growth potential without causing developmental problems. For added convenience, we also stock veterinary-approved diets for giant breeds.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your dog’s nutrition or if you would simply like to discuss this topic with us.


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It’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed by all the pet foods on the market. We can help you weed through the choices and find a puppy or kitten food that will meet your growing pet’s specific nutritional needs. We even carry many nutritionally balanced, veterinary-approved brands in our clinic.

Feel free to ask us for a food recommendation or to contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have. We’re happy to help!