Pet Nutrition

Here at BROOMFIELD, we take your pet’s nutritional needs very seriously. That’s why we recommend

Hill’s Healthy Advantage®

pet foods for those pets who do not require a prescription diet. Healthy Advantage® foods come in both dry and canned varieties for both dogs and cats. Additionally, each formula is designed to provide pets with their exact nutritional needs for their life stage.

Avian & Exotic Pet Diet

Your exotic pet’s diet is extremely important and plays a vital roll in their long-term health. This is why one of the most important things we do at Broomfield is help to educate our clients about proper nutrition for their avian or exotic pet.

While each avian and exotic has individual diet needs, Broomfield offers consultation on the many areas of nutrition that your pet may need. Many bird owners may not realize the individual nutritional needs their pet might require, such as the missing vitamins and minerals in a “seed only” diet. On the other hand, a healthy mix of hay and vegetables for rabbits is needed, but may require a small portion of pellet feed as well.

We are happy to talk through the specifics of avian and exotic diets, to make sure your pets are staying happy and healthy.

Cat & Dog Nutrition

All pet parents want what is best for our beloved feline and canine companions. Since our fur-babies are at our mercy when it comes to their health and well-being, we have to make sure we are meeting their nutritional needs. As far as pet food is concerned, you have plenty of options to choose from. Whether your dog or cat prefers dry or canned food, your priority as a pet owner is to give your furry companion the nutrition he or she needs to live a long, happy and healthy life. 

LOOK FOR AAFCO GUIDELINES

Pet food should have a nutritional adequacy claim on its packaging that tells you the food is either “formulated to meet or exceed the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO nutritional profiles” or ” animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that the pet food provides complete and balanced nutrition” for the life stage of your animal. An extra layer of protection is found in pet food brands that have been through AAFCO feeding trials. Further, food that is labeled for intermittent or supplemental use should not be used long-term unless directed by a veterinarian.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FOOD FOR YOUR PET

Our pet’s nutritional needs vary depending on age, size, species and health conditions. Older pets need to eat different food than younger pets, less-active pets need different food than active pets, small-breed animals require nutritional content different from large-breed animals, and the list goes on. You don’t want to buy dog or cat food that isn’t formulated to meet your companion’s specific dietary needs. Our veterinarians will help you select the right food to fit your pet's needs.

READ THE LABELS CAREFULLY

Pet food labels provide valuable insight into the quality of the food. When selecting a nutritious pet food for your trusty companion, pay close attention to the nutritional adequacy statement, listing of ingredients, feeding directions and guaranteed analysis.

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