The diet you choose for your new pet will play a crucial role in your pet’s overall health and development. A proper diet can help maintain overall health and vitality for your pet including healthy teeth, skin, urinary tract and weight. Unfortunately, all pet foods are not created equal and there is huge variation in both the cost and quality of pet foods on the market. “Bargain Foods” may end up costing more in the long run! Beware of pet food labels that make impressive claims …. the pet food industry unfortunately is not well regulated and some of those impressive claims may not be backed by valid science or research. Also, reading pet food labels can be notoriously difficult and even misleading. When it comes to pets, we believe the old saying “you are what you eat” is especially true….since most pets eat a fairly constant diet it is particularly important that is safe, nutritionally balanced and complete!
At Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic, we carry premium pet foods available only through Veterinarians (at comparable prices to pet store brands) designed to provide optimal levels of nutrition backed by extensive scientific research. The companies that produce the foods we carry such as Hills and Royal Canin have world class research and development facilities and are staffed by world leaders in veterinary nutrition (they are also very ethical facilities…..the dogs and cats that live there are pampered and extremely well cared for both physically and emotionally). They test their products by doing actual feeding trials with cats and dogs as opposed to just analyzing the ingredients. Having sold these diets for many years at and having seen excellent clinical results in many, many of our patients (including our own pets) we recommend them with sincere confidence. Please ask us for a specific dietary recommendation for your pet.