We know you accomplish a lot during that short office visit and try to use that time as efficiently and effectively as possible. But is something missing? Regular nutritional assessment and counseling can be a vital link in the chain of preventive care, but it’s often overlooked or skipped.
Good nutrition enhances pets' quality and quantity of life, and is integral to optimal animal care. Incorporating nutritional assessment into regular animal care is critical to maintaining pets' health, as well as their response to disease and injury. It requires little to no additional time or cost, and enhances your clients’ perception of the value of the care they receive.
Make a commitment to improving your communication about the preventive value of good nutrition. Need some assistance? There are resources available to help.
The Pet Nutrition Alliance website site provides an overview of the Alliance as well as resources to help you communicate the importance of nutrition to your clients.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) provides a number of free resources:
Additional resources are available from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA):
2015 American Veterinary Medical Association