Nutrition plays a significant role in promoting comprehensive health and wellness in your pet. At Kremer Veterinary Services, we believe that nutritional counseling is a vital process which requires frequent assessment, personalization, and modification. Our team of veterinarians is happy to guide pet parents in how to best meet the unique dietary needs and necessities of their pets.
Why Nutritional Counseling?
Whether you are dealing with simple issues such as which treats are best to larger issues like the need for a full-scale weight loss programs, your pet can benefit from nutritional counseling. Because nutritional counseling is not only specific to each individual patient, but also changes depending on your pet’s current health and phase of life, one-on-one, face-to-face visits with your veterinarian offer the most productive setting for evaluating your pet’s nutritional health.
What to Expect During Nutritional Counseling
Understanding your pet’s needs begins with a veterinary visit, which allows us to obtain your pet’s current weight, determine his body condition, and perform a comprehensive physical exam. A combination of many factors – including the amount of exercise your pet receives; current medical conditions; and calorie content of your chosen pet food – determines the right amount to feed your pet.
Your pet's age and breed will also factor into determining your pet's ideal weight range. Your veterinarian will use this information to create a specific prescription for your pet's best nutritional health. You will also be provided with other valuable information, such as a detailed weight loss plan; specific, medically-advised diet; and/or basic food requirements for you pet. Wondering what you can do at home to keep an eye on your pet’s weight? A defined waistline typically indicates that your pet is at a healthy weight. (Typically, you should be able to feel your pet’s ribs but not see them.)
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are ready to help your pet enjoy a healthier, happier life through enhanced nutrition, schedule an appointment today by telephone or through our convenient online scheduling portal.
Help Save Pets was originally founded as the Humane Society of Plainfield in 2000. Since then we have placed over 11,000 animals into loving homes. Each one of these animals was given shelter, food, medical aid and vaccinations and time to find the right home. Our doctors mended mutilated limbs and cured many illnesses so that these animals could get a second chance at good lives. We have grown and now operate out of 6 locations, not all of them in Plainfield. In 2008, we changed our name from the Humane Society of Plainfield to Help Save Pets, still HSP.
Dr. Tony Kremer owns 6 veterinary hospitals in the Chicagoland area and one in Ohio. He is the founder of Help Save Pets, an animal shelter which has saved more than 11,000 pets since 2000. Dr. Tony’s knowledge, insight, and advice are shared regularly with major media outlets across the nation and in the third largest market. Dr. Tony is also a member of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Public Education Committee that routinely gets the word out about responsible pet ownership.