In praise of veterinary nutritionists

In praise of veterinary nutritionists

In case you don’t know much about them, veterinary nutritionists provide invaluable services to both pets and their parents.

Not only do these board-certified specialists create individualized diet plans for pets—they often have to re-educate pet parents who’ve fallen prey to advertising trends.

If your buddy needs to shed some pounds, a nutritionist can provide tasty meal and treat options. You’ll also have a partner to routinely check on your buddy’s progress and hold you accountable.

On the flip side, if your pet needs to gain weight due to underlying health problems, a nutritionist can design meal plans to accommodate complex—and sometimes competing—nutritional goals.

And for pet parents who just want to feed a homemade diet, consultation with a nutritionist can help them avoid common dietary pitfalls.

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