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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

That saying ‘you are what you eat’ also applies to your furry family member. Due to the wide variety of species and breeds, it can be confusing to figure out the most appropriate diet for your pet. In addition, your pet may have different dietary needs depending on their age, as well as any medical conditions they may have. With the help of our veterinary team, you can take the guesswork out of your pet’s diet. Call us at 403.239.4657 to schedule a nutrition counselling appointment, and to learn more about how we can help your pet acquire the most optimal diet.

What happens during a nutrition counselling session for pets?

You will have a chance to speak with your veterinarian about your pet’s current diet and feeding routine. Your pet will be examined and any specific allergies may also be identified after some possible testing. After this, a customized diet plan will be created for your furry friend’s specific situation. Recommendations on portion sizes, feeding schedules, formulations to try and some raw/cooked food remedies will also be provided to you.

Is it safe to feed my pet human food?

Theoretically, yes. Although we advise you to proceed with caution because there are dozens of human foods that are toxic and even lethal for your pet. The best thing to do is ask our team before feeding your pet anything that you are unsure about in terms of safety.

What are the benefits of nutritional counselling for pets?

All pets of all ages and health statutes can benefit greatly from nutritional counselling. It is the equivalent of having a personal diet coach for us humans. The most common effects our clients see in their pets are reduced obesity, healthier coat/skin, increased energy, relief of allergy symptoms, better-smelling breath and longer life.

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Last updated: February 28, 2022.

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. We are pleased to announce our new appointment protocols effective Monday February 28, 2022.

We are now allowing ONE pet parent per appointment to accompany their pet into the clinic for their veterinary appointment. If you would prefer a curbside appointment, please just let us know.

For appointments with our technicians (i.e. injections, suture removal, anal glands, etc.), we ask that you please pay attention to the clinic capacity and if necessary step outside for a few minutes to accommodate the flow of the clinic with capacity restrictions.

We ask that you follow these guidelines to ensure your visit is safe for yourselves, your pet, other clients and our staff:

  • Masks are required while in the clinic
  • If you are unable to wear a mask, we will happily continue to provide you with curbside services
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • ONE pet parent will be allowed inside the clinic for the appointments. If you have children with you, we ask that your appointment remains curbside as this will go past our 3 person limit in the clinic
  • We will allow up to a maximum of 3 clients in the clinic lobby at any one time

    We will continue to watch the guidelines posted from the Alberta government and will update our clients as needed if these protocols are to change.

    Thank you for your continued trust in us. - Your dedicated team at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic