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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

We want to support you in providing your pet with a healthy, well-balanced diet. Depending on your pet’s breed, lifestyle, age and health concerns, it might be difficult to know how to tailor their diet to meet their individual needs. Our veterinary team can provide expert advice about what works best for your pet’s health.

What is nutrition counselling?

Nutrition counselling allows our veterinary team to assess your pet’s diet and provide insights about their diet. Come prepared to answer questions about their eating habits, including how often they eat, how much you feed them or any eating issues you’ve noticed. For example, if your pet’s skin becomes irritated after eating a particular food they may have an allergy to a specific ingredient. We can recommend the best food or a specific diet to meet your pet’s nutritional needs.

What types of food should I feed my pet?

If you have specific questions about your pet’s food, you can ask our team by booking an appointment at 416.941.8920. Typically, it’s important to feed your pet food rich in whole foods, instead of refined or processed foods. When reading pet food labels, the ingredients are organized from highest to lowest quantity. You should look out for the following at the top of the list:

  • Meat like chicken, fish and beef
  • Carbohydrates and grains like rice, oats and barley
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Fats like omega-3 and omega-6
  • Vitamins and nutrients

    How does my pet’s diet support their health?

    Diet is a vital component to your pet’s overall health that shouldn’t be overlooked. Providing your pet with a balanced diet increases their ability to live a long, happy life with you. A nutrient rich diet is a preventive health measure that reduces your pet’s likelihood of developing weight related diseases like obesity, heart disease or other health complications.

  • Last updated: January 19, 2022.

    Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

    Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
    Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
    Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

    1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital