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Posted on 04-11-2018

Pet Nutrition Advice from Casillas Veterinary Hospitals

It is of the utmost importance that you recognize the difference between human nutritional needs and pet nutrition needs. Just because of a piece of cheese is healthy for you does not mean it's healthy to share with your cat. At Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, we want all pet owners to know important nutrition information for your pets. 

little girl feeding her kitten a bowl of milk after pet nutrition counseling form her vet in Lynwood

Nutritional Information for Cats

Cats need two times the amount of protein than humans and dogs. This means that the more meats your cat eats, the better. Fortunately, protein can come in other forms than meat. This is why you should give your cat plenty of milk as well as beans and legumes. A good source of protein can also come from tuna and fish. 

Canine Nutritional Needs

There's no denying that dogs will eat just about anything us humans eat. Once again, though, just because a slab of crab meat is healthy for you to eat, this doesn't mean you should be sharing with your dog. In comparison to your protein needs, though, you and your dog are about the same and both of you should have a diet that aims toward 18 percent protein. In the case that you have your dog follow a plant-based diet, it is crucial that you make sure he is getting enough protein from plant-based sources. 

Tips for Feeding Your Pet the Right Foods

One of the best tips you can follow to make sure your pet is getting the nutrition he needs is to bring him to a professional vet at Casillas Veterinary Hospital at least once a year. Through annual exams, a vet can examine your pet's needs and make recommendations as to which food and treats they should be eating. We provide services for the Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles areas and we want to make sure your pet is eating healthy.

Visit Our Montebello, East Los Angeles, or Lynwood Veterinarians Today

To learn more about healthy cat and dog treats, please contact Casillas Veterinary Hospital today. Our veterinarian can provide you with a list of treats and food options for your cat or dogs nutritional needs.

To contact Casillas Veterinary Hospital in Montebello, call 323-215-1810.

To contact our animal hospital in East Los Angeles, call 323-721-2244.

To contact our animal hospital in Lynwood, call  323-566-4177.

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