Pet Diet and Nutrition Blairsville GA

If you want to know the best diet for keeping an animal fit and healthy, a simple method would be to select an all-natural dog or cat food as a base and then add some superior fresh ingredients of your own.

Union County Veterinary Clinic
(706) 745-9089
448 Blue Ridge Hwy
Blairsville, GA

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Kinsey, Brian D, DVM - Hiawassee Animal Hospital
(706) 896-4173
988 Hwy 75
Hiawassee, GA

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Sautee Veterinary Clinic
(706) 878-1891
98 Nacoochee Way
Sautee Nacoochee, GA

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Oakwood Animal Hospital
(770) 648-3289
4132 McEver Rd
Oakwood, GA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Traditions Animal Hospital
(706) 688-9919
55 Freedom Parkway, Suite #113
Hoschton, GA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Docking, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Alternative Veterinarian Svc
(706) 781-2033
36 Highway 515
Blairsville, GA

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Hiawassee Animal Hospital
(706) 896-4173
988 Hwy 75
Hiawassee, GA

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VCA Roswell Animal Hospital
(770) 481-2154
1112 Alpharetta St.
Roswell, GA
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Wayside Animal Hospital
(706) 452-1903
99 Cove Road
Jasper, GA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

VCA Animal Emergency Center of Gwinnett
(770) 744-5169
1956 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road
Lawrenceville, GA
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Diet and Nutrition

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By Bob and Susan Goldstein

Q: What’s the best diet for keeping an animal fit and healthy for a long, long time?

A: A simple method would be to select an all-natural dog or cat food as a base and then add some superior fresh ingredients of your own. The reason you need to supplement is that pet food is processed at a high temperature, which kills off essential vitamins and minerals. Reduce the recommended feeding amount by 25 to 35 percent, and add your own mixture of fresh meat, chicken, or egg yolk (raw or partially cooked to avoid contamination), or tofu, cooked whole grains, and fresh chopped vegetables. We think organic products are best, since even if you use a food with no chemical additives or preservatives, your pet is exposed to environmental toxins simply by living close to the ground and to the floor in your house. So you don’t want to add to the animal’s toxic load.

Our top recommendation, though, is for a product called Dr. Harvey’s Organic Dog (or cat) Food Premix, a blend of organic grains, herbs, vegetables, and nutrients. Because it hasn’t been cooked, it contains biologically active vitamins and minerals. It’s not a complete food, though, so you still need to add fresh protein, water, and oil. The package instructions will tell you what type and how much.

Author: Bob and Susan Goldstein

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