Life Cycle Feeding

  • Your pet's nutritional requirements will change as they age.

  • Puppies & Kittens need different food that it is higher in energy, calcium and protein for healthy growth

  • Adult animals need balanced diets to suit their lifestyle, exercise and individual needs

  • Older pets need diets restricted in fat and supplemented with fibre for their optimum health. Many premium senior diets also contain additives to assist in the management of arthritis and can make your pet more comfortable.

  • Please give us a call to discuss your pet’s nutritional needs. We will tailor a diet specifically for your pet that will give them the optimum quality and length of life.

 

Frontier Food: locally made no additives or preservatives

Hill's Science Diets & Prescription foods backed by research

Rabbits

Rabbits have very specific dietary needs and poor nutrition is a common reason for illness. Please see our Rabbit care page for more info

 

How do you make sure your pet's diet is healthy?

We strongly recommend that you:

  • Feed the best quality food you can afford. The best foods offer high-quality ingredients, backed up by nutritional research, and show a solid track record of quality and palatability. Feeding generic pet foods may lead to obesity, irregular bowel movements, or excess intestinal gas.

  • In general, hard food (or "kibble") is preferred for maintaining dental health and minimising tartar build-up. 

  • Don't overfeed: a lot of animals will eat more than they need and will "beg" for more: don't give in!

  • Maintain a daily routine. A regular schedule will help your pet keep normal bowel movements and avoid indoor accidents. Younger pets need to be fed more frequently, as they are usually more energetic and burn more calories.

  • Avoid "people" food. Your pet's digestive system is simpler than yours and can be easily upset by changes. Feeding table scraps can result in an unbalanced diet, can cause stomach upsets or even life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas.

 

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