An important part of your pet’s healthcare is to ensure he/she is eating the best diet you can afford. Excellent healthcare starts with an excellent diet and pet parents have a number of choices.
Our generic recommendation is to use a natural high-quality brand such as Orijen or Acana. These diets and other natural ones focus on quality ingredients without adding fillers, byproducts, or artificial ingredients.
Dr. Shawn also supports high quality homemade diets as long as proper supplementation is added. Please let us know if you are feeding a homemade cooked or raw diet so we can properly supplement your pet’s food.
Having said this, it is best if you can feed a diet most suitable to your pet’s health needs. In order to do this, we will need to run a blood test to rule out food hypersensitivities which are commonly seen in pets and contribute to various medical disorders. By running this blood profile, we can advise you on which food ingredients you should avoid in order to maximize your pet’s health. Additionally, many pets will benefit from a full blood profile/urinalysis as our dietary recommendations may change if an internal disease is present.
Please feel free to ask us any questions you have about your pet’s diet. Feeding your pet is something you control and it’s important to feed the correct food to ensure a long healthy life for your pet.