Pet Nutritional Counseling in Old Saybrook, CT
When it comes to pets, the best business is personal. That means understanding that all animals are individuals. And fine-tuning their care, with special attention to the food they eat, can help ensure a long, healthy life.
We're happy to take the time to talk to you about your special pets and their needs and to offer suggestions to first-time pet owners as well as veterans. After all, when you love animals, you can't help but love their stories.
Wild Bird Nutrition
The type of bird food you select determines which birds you will attract, the birdseed you fill them with is just as important. Our staff specializes in wild bird food nutrition. If you are looking for a general wild bird mix or looking to attract a specific species, stop into our locally-owned business and we can help you choose the perfect wild bird food for you today!
Small Animal Nutrition
If you're a proud pet owner of a bunny or a guinea pig, our experienced staff can assist you with their nutritional questions as well. We will more than happy to speak with you about your animal's diet and whether the addition of animal nutritional supplements might be beneficial.
Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition
Puppies and kittens necessitate suitable nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. That being said, the very same strategy that works for a smaller breed puppy, such as a Maltese, would not be ideal for a large breed, such as a Rottweiler.
Cat nutrition is closely connected to overall wellness, and a cat's diet can even help improve a variety of issues including common allergies, food intolerances, and obesity. Cats are carnivores which means that the best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates. If your cat is dealing with a weight problem or requires a unique diet, our staff will counsel you on the various nutritional options that are available to cat parents. Don't be reluctant to get in touch with us if you have any questions about finding the purrrrrrfect cat diet.
Large Breed & Senior Pet Nutrition
Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large breed puppies and adults need well-defined amounts of essential nutrients to fulfill their growth requirements. When a cherished animal gets older, their eating habits and dietary requirements can adjust too. If a senior animals' exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption to help prevent obesity as the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.
Nutrition for Working Dogs
Stage show and working dogs have special dietary needs. Generally, working dogs are larger breeds such as an Akita, a Mastiff, or a Newfoundland that are specifically bred to perform tasks like sledding or herding. To perform their best, these dogs need a high-performance pet food that helps keep them working at top productivity. Depending on the amount of work, working dogs may require 1.5 to 2.5 times the volume of food as a sedentary pet, and if the dogs are doing work in high conditions, the volume of food needed increases even more.
Nutrition for Pregnant/ Nursing Dogs
First-rate nutrition sets the stage for a thriving breeding and pregnancy. Maintaining nutrition and bodyweight before, during the course of, and after pregnancy is essential to the wellness of the momma dog and her young pups. Malnourishment caused by inadequate nutrient consumption can lead to miscarriages or health problems. While lactating, energy needs increase and are directly proportional to milk generation, which subsequently is directly corresponding to the number of nursing pups.
Come visit our pet supply store in Old Saybrook, CT specializing in quality food, treats, and supplies for cats and dogs.