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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: November 19, 2021

Dear valued clients,

We appreciate your patience and understanding while navigating these past 2 years together. Due to the high increase in positive COVID-19 cases we have returned to locked door/curbside policy effective January 4, 2022.

Only pets will be allowed in the clinic. Owners are asked to please stay in the parking lot while pets are being seen.

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

  • When you arrive in our parking lot for an appointment, please remain in your vehicle and call (403)239-4657. After speaking with the vet one of our team members will meet you on the sidewalk outside the hospital to bring your pet inside. Please wear a mask when engaging with staff.
  • You must remain in the parking lot while we treat your pet. Doctors may be calling from an unknown number to discuss findings, please make sure you can receive such calls.
  • Please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines of two meters distance between yourself and other clients or staff
  • For food and mediation pick up please call the clinic when you have arrived and one of our staff members will let you know when to meet them outside the door for pick up. Please call ahead to place your orders.
  • Please give us a minimum of 2 business days for orders of food and medication to arrive.
  • Payment over the phone with credit/debit is preferred.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been out of the country in the last 10 days, please reschedule your appointment or send someone else to bring in your pet. Please ensure that the designated person is registered in our files.
  • 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