Pet Diet and Nutrition Granite Falls NC

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.

Lenoir Veterinary Hospital
(828) 394-9956
2309 Lakeside Terrace Circle
Lenoir, NC
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Medicine Man Veterinary Hospital
(828) 544-0296
1001 E. Union Street
Morganton, NC
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Viewmont Animal Hospital
(828) 328-2448
16 29th Ave Ne
Hickory, NC

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Catawba Valley Animal Hospital
(828) 327-7100
1043 3rd Avenue Dr NW
Hickory, NC

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Caldwell Animal Hospital PA
(828) 754-4545
230 Nuway Cir
Lenoir, NC

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Caldwell Animal Hospital
(828) 544-0289
230 Nuway Circle
Lenoir, NC
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Blue Skies Veterinary Hospital
(828) 327-7387
810 Us Highway 321 NW
Hickory, NC

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Springs Road Animal Hospital
(828) 256-2151
2542 Springs Rd NE
Hickory, NC

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Horton, Rebecca C, Dvm - Caldwell Animal Hospital Pa
(828) 754-4545
230 Nuway Cir
Lenoir, NC

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Whisnant, Rebecca C, Dvm - Caldwell Animal Hospital Pa
(828) 754-4545
230 Nuway Cir
Lenoir, NC

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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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