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.