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Nutritional Counselling for Pets

Our nutritional consultations are meant to sort through your pet’s allergies, dietary restrictions and help you both adapt to their particular needs. What you feed them is a central part of their well-being. Poor nutrition can lead to many issues, including hair loss, gastrointestinal distress and malnourishment. Not only do we focus on what they are chewing, but we pay attention to their water consumption, weight and appetite. If they are lacking certain nutrients we suggest diets that will suit their condition and keep their bellies happy. We want your pet to eat well and feel good while doing it. When you make an appointment with us at 403.982.8387 we can help you do that.

How often should I take my pet to a nutritional consultation?

At least once per year. During your pet’s annual physical exam we review what they eat, how often, what supplements and treats are given, and any changes to their habits. Besides these regular wellness checks, feel free to contact us anytime if you have any concerns about their health or shifts in their appetite. If your furry friend is a new member of the family, our consultations are especially relevant. Younger animals have distinct nutritional requirements and if they are mature, this would be the opportunity for us to learn about and support their specialized diet.

If my pet is eating just fine, why would they need nutritional counselling?

If you are a first time pet owner we can teach you about the Do’s and Don’ts, like what they cannot eat and when you may be overfeeding them. In some cases, a pet’s cute quirk can actually be a result of them reacting to a poor diet or the wrong food. Not all symptoms are visible or obvious and that’s what our services are for.

What kind of support do you offer?

To make feeding them easier, we have a wide selection of veterinary pet foods and treats for both cats and dogs that can help them live a long and happy life. From adult maintenance diets to specially formulated diets, such as hypoallergenic and kidney formulations, we have the goodies that will suit your pet. If we do not carry the specific brand of food you need, we can often order it for you. We can also provide you with prescription diet resources if you are interested in doing your own research.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

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

  • Continue our "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.
  • 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Elizabeth Street Pet Hospital