Diet is the foundation for all health.
We see pets daily with dry, flaky coats abnormally greasy coats. We also see dull eyes, infected ears, full anal glands and hot spots. All of these problems can be the direct result of a lack of proper nutrition. Time and time again a change in diet has solved all sorts of issues, however diet alone isnâ€™t going to solve all ailments, but it is a good start.
Our goal at ARK Veterinary services is to prevent illness and help give your pet a quality of life for the longest amount of time possible. Like any good preventative health plan for humans, our pets should also include a healthy whole food diet best suited to their individual needs.
Factors like breed, age, lifestyle, current health and ailments, cost and constitution (Chinese elemental theory) are all incorporated in a food recommendation to compliment your petsâ€™ specific needs. Dr. Garrett has completed Food Therapy classes at the Chi Institute and uses the knowledge she acquired to utilize food as a natural medicine along with Chinese herbals.
The best diets for both dogs and cats are natural ones. A rotation of pet food types is the best way to feed. Dry kibble, wet/moist, and raw, either frozen or freeze-dried are all great choices. Also, what type of treat you fed is equally as important. Let us know if you have any questions about what to feed.