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Clear Lake vet, veterinarian in Clear Lake, WI

 

Clear Lake Veterinary Service

Clear Lake, Wisconsin

Companion Animal Medicine, Dentistry and Surgery

715-263-3003

Our Services
 


Nutrition Counseling

Fido battling some bulges? Fluffy is more than just...fluffy? Talk with us about your pet's weight and how to feed for optimum condition. While Dr Engel doesn't sell pet food, she does have some strong opinions on the best foods for your pet. We can also help you address some of the weight control issues many pet owners face.

The three most important rules for feeding Fido or Fluffy:

1. Measure their food with a measuring cup. When Dr Engel asks "how much are you feeding?", you can say "1/2 cup twice a day" rather than the usual "oh, about a scoop". If changes need to be made, it is much easier to adjust a  measured amount by a specific volume.

2. Feed high quality, premium, name brand food. This means pet food from a national manufacturer that does clinical scientific research and development on their pet foods...not brands just using trendy catch phrases like "natural", "organic", and pictures of a pot roast dinner as ingredients.

3. NO people food. I'll repeat this. NO people food. And only one treat per day...for example one Milk Bone, or one Pounce, or one Beggin' Strip. Not 5 per day, or one every time the little guy comes in from outside, or handfuls when he sits up like a circus dog.

And finally, if you'd like help interpreting that pet food bag, bring it in or give us a call. Marcy, our technician, is able to unscramble the nutritional information on the label, and can give you insights on what is valuable info, and what is just marketing!