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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Your furry friends rely on you for their nourishment through the foods you feed them. Here at Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic we offer nutrition counselling to make sure your pet’s growth and health is on the right path. Our team can help you select the best foods and special healthy treats which are also found at our food store.

What is nutrition counselling for pets?

Nutritional counselling is a dietary checkup for your pet. It is an exclusive examination with a veterinarian where they assess your pet’s diet. Our veterinarian will ask questions about your loyal companion’s eating habits, feeding schedule or if they are having any eating issues. As your pet’s guardian you get to ask questions about their growth. You may even enquire about new foods to introduce to your pet. Once your pet is examined our team may recommend special diets to remove or reduce certain foods from your furry friend’s diet. This visit keeps you on the same page as the veterinarian in terms of your pet’s nutritional needs.

What are healthy foods for my pet?

Healthy foods for your pet are enriched with proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates, fat and minerals. When shopping at the store you should look for the words “complete” and “balanced” as these are indicative of meeting nutritional needs and will keep your pet healthy. This is just a general guideline for when you are shopping for pet foods, for a more detailed guide we encourage you to speak with a veterinarian.

What should I feed my puppy or kitten?

The foods your puppies or kittens eat should help with their development. Since their immune system and bodies aren’t fully developed they require extra nourishment. There are specially-marked pet foods for puppies and kittens and these are what you should look for. If your puppy or kitten has a unique condition you may also contact your veterinarian as they can recommend foods that may be beneficial to them. For more information on what you should feed your kitten or puppy call us at 905.727.3003.

Does my senior pet require special foods?

Yes! There are specially marked foods for senior pets that make them less likely to develop health conditions. Our team regularly creates special diets for seniors based on the health issues they have. With a special diet, the effects of an illness can be greatly reduced in your senior pet.

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Last updated: August 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, 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: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Note: We are closed the Saturdays of long weekends.

    4. 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 Golf Glen Veterinary Clinic