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Specialty Diets

September 11, 2013

A balanced and nutritional diet is important in pets’ overall health and that comes from the amount and the quality of food they receive. Just like in humans, the correct diet and feeding amount can vary greatly from one pet to the next. Your veterinarian is the best resource to help you identify your pet’s individual dietary requirements. Your veterinarian has the training, resources and knowledge of your pet’s health history to make the right nutritional recommendation for your pet’s age and lifestage. 
Pet foods carried exclusively by a veterinary hospital and recommended by any veterinary healthcare team member are carefully researched to ensure the product is of the highest quality and will best suit the needs of your pet, based on their age, lifestyle or health condition. These foods are tailored to address specific dietary requirements and contain the right balance of nutrients to meet the needs of pets. Formulas are also available to address specific life stages, skin allergies, obesity, oral health and urinary tract issues.
Manufacturing policies vary per company. Please discuss these considerations with your veterinarian to learn more about the manufacturing standards and certification processes pertaining to your pet food brand.