Your pet is like a family member, so you want to ensure they get the best possible care – including their food. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know what's best for your furry friend. Our veterinarian at All Creatures Great and Small Animal Clinic in Denville, NJ, is here to help you sort out the options and make the best choices for your pet's health. Here are some common pet food questions we get and our veterinarian's answers.
Is it Better to Feed my Pet Dry Food or Wet Food?
There are advantages and disadvantages to both dry and wet pet food. Dry food is usually less expensive than wet food and doesn't require refrigeration. Wet food can be closer to a pet's natural diet ( depending on the ingredients), and some pets prefer the taste of wet food. Ultimately, it's up to you and your pet to decide what type of food you prefer.
How Often Should I Feed my Pet?
The general rule of thumb is to feed your pet twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. Of course, this may vary depending on your pet's age, activity level, and other factors. If your pet is a puppy or kitten, you may need to feed them more often. Older pets may need to eat less frequently. It's always best to consult your veterinarian to determine the best feeding schedule for your pet.
What Should I Do if my Pet is Overweight?
If your pet is overweight, you may need to change their diet. Our veterinarian can help you create a weight loss plan for your pet that includes the right type and amount of food to help them slim down safely.
What Are the Best Foods for my Senior Pet?
As your pet gets older, their nutritional needs may change. Senior pets may need to eat food that is easier to digest or contains joint-supporting ingredients. Our veterinarian can help you choose the best food for your senior pet.
What are the Best Allergy-Friendly Pet Foods?
If your pet has allergies, you'll want to choose a food that doesn't contain the ingredients they're allergic to. Our veterinarian can help you determine what your pet is allergic to and recommend the best food for them.
What are the Best Dental-Friendly Pet Foods?
Several pet foods on the market are designed to help improve your pet's dental health. These foods usually contain ingredients that help reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Our veterinarian can help you choose the best food for your pet's dental health.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Denville, NJ
Do you still have pet food questions? Our veterinarian in Denville, NJ, is here to help. Contact All Creatures Great and Small Animal Clinic at (973) 625-3641 to schedule an appointment.