Pet Nutrition

Ensuring your pet has good quality nutrition can be the key factor in maintaining a healthy happy pet. Here are a few guidelines to help you understand your pet’s needs.

 

Pet food labels can be confusing and often misleading, we recommend feeding a fixed formula diet meaning every bag of food has the same source of protein regardless of price. It important to know if the food is adding extra salt for taste as most lower quality foods will do.

Remember we are always here to help and you can call today to arrange a free nutritional clinic with one of our qualified nurses to discusses your pets individual needs.

Puppy and Kitten

up to 1 year  ( 18m large breed)

This is the age of the most nutritional demand and it’s important to get it right to give them the best start in life and prevent future health problems, the diets should be:

  • Higher in proteins and fats than adult diets to help with growth
  • Have vitamins and minerals to help the immune system
  • Large breed dog diets require less calcium and phosphorus than small breed and kitten, this allows for slow bone growth for up to 12-24 months compared to 6 months of other breeds, this prevents bowing of legs and joint problems in later life.

Adult Lifestage

1 to 7 years

Like humans all pets are different and have varied diet requirements, ask yourself is my pet;

  • Working or very energetic and require smaller volumes of food with higher energy?
  • Do they like to eat lots but are prone to weight gain and therefore require a diet with volume but fewer calories and give the feeling of satiety?
  • Do they need help with their teeth, skin, coat or joints?

The main factor is that we work out what is best for your pet’s individual needs, that the ingredients are high quality and have the correct vitamins and minerals present.

Senior Lifestage

7 years +

As our pets get older they require different nutrients to give them a helping hand to a long and happy life. These diets are:

  • Controlled in fat and protein as your pet will be exercising less there is less requirement for calories. feeding normal diets would require small feeding amounts making your pet hungry.
  • Higher in fibre giving satiety and helping with constipation.
  • Controlled sodium and phosphorus to ease the work load on the kidneys
  • Have antioxidants to help the immune system
  • Some have added fatty acids and glucosamines to help with skin, coat and mobility.

Prescription Diet

Vet recommended

These diets are designed to give our pets that little extra help if they suffer from an illness. They can slow down the progression of some diseases and even prolong life, these can be conditions such as:

  • Diet sensitivity, IBD and skin allergies
  • Kidney, liver, heart or bladder disease
  • Weight management and joint disease
  • Thyroid disease and diabetes

These diets are prescribed by your vet and close monitoring is required for the best results to be achieved.

OPENING HOURS

What time Glenbrae opens?

Bearsden

Monday 8.30-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 8.30-7pm
Saturday 8.30-4.30pm

 Dumbarton

Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

 

Muirhead

Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

At Bearsden
49 - 53 Stockiemuir
Ave Bearsden, Glasgow.
G61 3JJ

0141 942 7070

reception@glenbrae-vet.co.uk

At Dumbarton
18 Station
Road Dumbarton
G82 INS

01389 765 555

castlebrae@glenbrae-vet.co.uk

At Muirhead
5 - 7 Station Road Glasgow
G69 9EF

0141 465 8800

muirhead@glenbrae-vet.co.uk

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