Proper diet is a fundamental piece of your pet’s overall preventive health program. These days, pets live longer, healthier lives than ever, thanks in part to advances in veterinary nutrition. Our doctors can help you plan an appropriate dietary regimen that takes your pet’s weight, age, food allergies, digestive or other medical conditions into consideration.
Products & Prescription Diets
While immunizations and timely medical care are vitally crucial for the well-being of your animal companions, proper nutrition is another component that is sometimes overlooked.
At Good Hands, we believe that pets can live longer, healthier lives when they are supported by a well-balanced, quality diet.
Although there are many pet food brands to choose from, we carry two lines extensively,Hill’s Prescription and Science Diet Pet Foods and Solid Gold Pet Foods.
Hill’s brand pet foods meet the highest standards in pet nutrition and are backed by years of research.
The prescription line is designed to help manage various conditions and specific diseases and often works in conjunction with various medications.
In many cases, the right prescription diet can slow the progression of a disease and minimize symptoms.
Some of the most popular types of prescription diets we carry are:
K/D (aids in the treatment of kidney disorders)
I/D (beneficial for various gastrointestinal conditions)
R/D and W/D (weight reduction and weight maintenance diets, respectively)
Z/D and Z/D Ultra (for pets with allergies)
C/D (for bladder stones)
T/D (for dental hygiene)
If you feel that your pet could benefit from a diet that has been specifically designed, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If your pet is not in need of a prescription diet, Hill’s has a complete line of superior quality pet foods for all stages of life, including hairball control for cats, large breed puppy food, oral care to control tartar build up and light food for weight control in both dogs and cats.
For the finicky palate, there are several “recipes” including chicken and rice, ocean fish, lamb meal and beef.
We regularly carry a wide variety of Prescription Diet and Science Diet products and can always order whatever we do not have on hand.
Another excellent nutritional option is Solid Gold Pet Foods and supplements. Using an holistic approach to pet health care, Solid Gold products are designed to work together to treat the causes of disorders such as skin irritations, ear infections and food allergies.
Hund-n-Flocken (German for “dog food flakes”) contains range-fed lamb and whole grains such as millet, barley and brown rice. Because packaging is hermetically sealed, no chemical preservatives are necessary in any Solid Gold food, including Hundchen Flocken, which has increased oil and protein for puppies.
For your feline companion, there is Katz-n-Flocken, good for all stages of a cat’s life. In addition to the quality ingredients found in all Solid Gold food, increased amounts of fish and taurine are added to maintain healthy eyes and heart. Katz-n-Flocken Ocean Fish canned food can also be added for variety.
Solid Gold Holistique Blendz dog food is a semi-vegetarian diet, ideal for very allergic dogs, those in need of restricted-calories or for older dogs who need reduced fat and protein. It contains no artificial preservatives, salt, sugar, wheat, corn or soy. Many dog owners prefer to add raw or cooked meat, vegetables or canned food to Holistique Blendz when extra protein is needed.
Although Solid Gold has many excellent nutritional supplements, a favorite is flax seed oil, which improves various skin conditions and improves the sheen and silkiness of the coat in both dogs and cats. Because flax seed oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids, there is often improvement in bone and joint problems and immune-related disorders.
If you are looking for a wholesome treat for your canine companion, Solid Gold has several excellent choices with Lamb Jerky Treats and Tiny Tots being the most popular. Made with lamb, brown rice, oats, tapioca, cinnamon and rosemary, each treat is also fortified with vitamins and is an ideal reward during training sessions or for any job well-done.
If your dog does not care for lamb, perhaps Garlic Bagels or Cinnabones will become a favorite.
No matter your choice of food or treats, rest assured that we at Good Hands Veterinary Hospital will only recommend what we would feed our own pets. We are more than happy to discuss the many dietary options available today and help you design a nutritional plan that is right for you and your animal companions.