Pet Nutritional Counseling

At Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital, our professional pet nutrition and weight management services can help take much of the guesswork out of keeping your pet healthy and fit.
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Pet Nutritional Counseling in Santa Rosa, CA

Are you confident that what you’re feeding your pet is truly meeting his or her nutritional needs? What about weight? Are you sure that the number on the scale is where it should be? A balanced diet and proper weight control are fundamental to a healthy, happy pet. Yet, with so many choices and so little reliable information to go on, many pet parents find this aspect of their pet’s health care difficult to manage. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone! Our professional pet nutrition and weight management services can help take much of the guesswork out of keeping your pet healthy and fit. Let us develop the perfect diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your animal friend!
Nutrition is Key

The right food is like fuel to your pet’s body. To help keep them healthy and strong, you must find the right combination of ingredients and nutrients. That’s where our professionals can help! We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health status, considering such important factors as his or her species, breed, age, current weight and any existing medical conditions. This will help us to identify your companion’s unique nutritional needs so we can develop a customized plan for meeting those needs most effectively.

In order to help protect and maintain your pet’s health, we carry the highest quality pet food products, including Hill’s Science Diet Prescription Diet (for dogs and cats) and Roudy Bush (for avian diets). Our recommended diets were all developed by veterinarians and are scientifically backed by nutritional research to improve your pet’s health. Each brand has a maintenance line that helps boost your pet’s overall health and a prescription line that was created to provide nutritional support for certain diseases and other health issues.

Weight Management

The next step in the process is figuring out what your pet’s ideal weight range should be. This is important because pets that weigh too much can be at a higher risk of developing serious, sometimes even life-threatening medical conditions. Likewise, companion animals that don’t weigh enough can become more susceptible to injury or illness. We’ll use our detailed nutritional analysis to help determine what the scale should read when your loved one steps on it, and also come up with a plan for achieving and maintaining that healthier weight over time.

Our work doesn’t end here, either. As the years go by, your pet’s health care needs will change, including those associated with diet and exercise. At certain intervals during your pet’s lifetime, we will revisit our approach and make any necessary modifications so that we can continue to achieve the results we’re after – a happy, healthy and fit animal.


You love your pet and want to see that little guy or gal enjoy a long, healthy life. You can achieve that goal by making a commitment to his or her nutrition and weight control needs, and we can help! Give us a call today to schedule a professional nutritional evaluation for your pet. You’ll both be glad you did!