Pet Nutrition Consultation and In-House Specialists in East Danforth and Toronto
Our Pet Nutrition Services
Tailored Diets for Optimal Health
Discover a new level of pet wellness with our specialized nutrition services at Kato Animal Hospital. Our dedicated veterinarians recognize that each pet has unique dietary needs. From puppies and kittens to seniors and those with specific health conditions, our team curates personalized diets that blend the right proportions of proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Trust us to guide you in providing the nourishment your furry friend needs for a lifetime of health and happiness.
Prescription Diets - Precision for Pet Well-Being
At Kato Animal Hospital, we go beyond the conventional to offer prescription diets tailored to address specific health concerns in your pets. Whether managing kidney disease, diabetes, or other conditions, our veterinarians leverage their expertise to recommend diets that aid treatment and support overall health. With precision and care, we strive to enhance the well-being of your beloved companion through our specialized prescription diet plans.
Supplements for a Wellness Boost
Sometimes, even the healthiest diets may benefit from an extra boost. Our range of supplements at Kato Animal Hospital is designed to complement your pet's nutritional needs. From omega-3 fatty acids for a glossy coat to targeted vitamins and minerals, our supplements are carefully selected to support your pet's overall health. Elevate your pet's vitality with our supplement options, ensuring they receive the comprehensive care they deserve.
Not sure if your pet is eating the right food? Our staff will match your dog or cat with the proper diet. We'll address weight loss concerns as well as urinary problems and oral health issues. We supply prescription diets that require a veterinarian's approval for purchase.
Our Other Services
In-House Specialist Referral
If your pet requires specialized care or advanced testing, we'll refer you to a mobile surgeon, ultrasound specialist, radiologist or cardiologist as needed.
Could your pet use a few accessories? We supply pet sundries, brushes, head halters, and nail trimmers.
Indicators Your Pet Needs Nutritional Guidance:
Even without apparent health issues, seeking nutritional counselling from a veterinarian can1 benefit your pet's overall well-being. However, if you observe any of the following signs in your dog or cat, it's advisable to schedule a nutritional consultation promptly:
Weight fluctuations: Noticeable gains or losses in weight.
Behavioural shifts: Sudden alterations in your pet's behaviour.
Chronic health conditions: Presence of ongoing illnesses.
Digestive discomfort: Issues like flatulence, loose stool, or a consistently unsettled stomach.
Coat quality: A lacklustre, flaky coat that may indicate nutritional deficiencies.
Lethargy or weakness: Unexplained fatigue or weakness in your pet.
Skin irritation: Persistent itching or continuous scratching.
As your dog approaches five to seven years, consider transitioning to a diet tailored for mature animals, and both dogs and cats should switch to special senior food around 7-11 years of age. Large dogs age faster than small dogs, so we think of large and extra-large dogs as senior( 5-7) earlier than small or medium dogs(7-11)
Prioritizing your pet's nutritional needs is an investment in their lifelong health and happiness.
Importance of Pet Nutrition
Like humans, dogs and cats have unique nutritional needs that evolve with age, breed, and health conditions. Understanding and fulfilling these requirements is crucial for ensuring your pet's well-being. At Kato Animal Hospital, our veterinarians emphasize the significance of tailored nutrition, recognizing that older pets, puppies, kittens, and those with specific health issues demand specialized diets.
Building blocks of pet health: Proteins:
Proteins are the foundation for pet health and are pivotal in building, maintaining, and repairing cells. For dogs and cats, protein is essential for sustaining healthy skin, muscles, organs, and other tissues. Adult dogs need a minimum of 18% protein by dry matter and cats need a minimum of 26% dry matter of protein. Cats are obligate carnivores and have special needs for certain amino acids like taurine for heart health.
Energizing vitality: Fats
Fats are a crucial energy source, keeping your pet active and engaged. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in their diet promotes energy and contributes to a lustrous coat. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids boost anti-inflammatory properties, enhancing overall well-being.
The immune system boost: Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals are indispensable for fortifying your pet's immune system and ensuring optimal metabolic function. Vitamins aid in converting calories into energy, while minerals are vital for developing robust bones and healthy teeth.
We are committed to maintaining your pet's health by recommending a balanced diet. We understand that the right combination of proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals is key to unlocking the full potential of your pet's well-being. Trust us to guide you in providing the nourishment your beloved companion deserves.