Nutritional Counseling

Nutrition is a critical part of what we do for pets at Clarksburg Animal Hospital. Many diseases can be successfully and  less expensively managed with diet adjustments and supplements. If it is an option for the condition, we prefer to start with diet changes and supplements over medications. We’ll help guide you through what can sometimes be a confusing world of dietary options and provide nutritional consultations. Our veterinarian can make suggestions for certain supplements that they think will help keep your pet in optimal health and prevent and manage some medical conditions.

Dietary management is an essential part of your pet’s treatment plan. Diets and supplements formulated to manage health problems in dogs and cats are a wonderful option in maintaining your companion animal’s overall health. In many cases, we can make your pet feel better, live happier, and ultimately live longer without the need for long term medications – simply by making a change to the diet and supplement regimen.

​​Specially formulated diets and supplements have been created to help treat and manage:

  • Kidney Failure
  • Intestinal Problems
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Bladder Stones
  • Joint Disease & Arthritis
  • Food Allergies
  • Tarter Control
  • Dementia or Cognitive Dysfunction

We normally stock Hill’s prescription diets and have the ability to special order Royal Canin brand prescription diets. Our Online Store provides the option of these and Purina prescription diets. It is also a source of all the supplements we may recommend for a variety of conditions.

​​Hill’s food is ordered every Monday and is only delivered on Tuesday. Be sure to call us by Monday morning if you need a Hill’s prescription diet that we don’t normally stock. Please ask us if you are unsure if your pet’s diet is in stock at the clinic. Once your pet has accepted a new diet and you will be utilizing it long term, we encourage you to order it from our Online Store and get home delivery and automatic shipments. Then you don’t have to remember to call us or possibly run out of food!

​​Royal Canin can be ordered any day of the week and usually arrive within 2-3 days after placing the order. Again, ordering this at our Online Store will usually get it to you in the same amount of time and be delivered right to your door.

We have some supplements in house and others available through our Online Store. We will guide you to the best option for you if we decide to add supplements.

Clarksburg Animal Hospital is proud to provide animal nutritional counseling for pets and owners in Clarksburg, Germantown, Boyds, Damascus, Urbana, Ijamsville, Monrovia and the surrounding areas.