Nutrition Counselling for Pets

The saying “you are what you eat” rings true for animals as well. The foods your pet eats determines their health and growth. To ensure your furry friend gets the most nourishment from their foods our nutritionists have created a wellness plan that includes special diets and recommendations that promote healthy growth and sustenance in your pet.

What is nutrition counselling for pets?

Nutrition counselling is a nutritional checkup for your pet. It keeps our team informed about your loyal companion’s eating schedule, the types of foods they eat and any increase or decrease in appetite. This checkup keeps owners and veterinarians on the same page about the pet’s health when tracking their development. Based on the assessment we may recommend supplements or special diets where we add or remove certain foods. To schedule your pet’s nutrition counselling call 613.433.3100.

Does my senior pet, puppy or kitten need special foods?

Yes, senior pets need special foods as their bodies get older. Puppies and kittens need foods that support their development. There is a wide variety of food for seniors and young pets. This can definitely be overwhelming but fear not! Our veterinarians can recommend certain formulations that will be the best choices for your pet!

What foods should I avoid feeding my pet?

We know it’s hard to resist those soft eyes when your pet is begging for a bite of your food. But, control is key as some ingredients may be harmful to them. Before you introduce any new foods to your pet you should get your veterinarian’s perspective. Some foods you should avoid feeding your furry friend are:

  • Onions and garlic
  • Milk or dairy products
  • Alcohol
  • Raisins and grapes

  • Dear Clients,

    We remain open through COVID-19 with protocols in place to protect our clients & our staff.

    We can now see all cases by appointment only. Our veterinarians are also available for telemedicine consultations. If you are uncertain if your pet requires an essential service, please call our office, and we will be happy to discuss each individual case.

    Effective August 3, 2021, we have opened our doors (with some restrictions):

  • We will allow one client per appointment to accompany their pet into the exam room.
  • Face masks are required to enter the building.
  • Please call us when you arrive, and we will provide further instructions.
  • Food and prescription pick-up will continue to be curbside at this time. Please call in advance for prescription refills and food.
  • - Your dedicated team at Pinnacle Animal Hospital