How To Manage a Specialized Pet Diet

Specialized pet diets, often called therapeutic diets, are becoming increasingly common as pet sciences develop. Though most pet owners will accept the challenges associated with specialized diets, it can be a challenge to get it right. Fortunately, there are a few steps and strategies you can adopt that will help make a therapeutic diet easier on both you and your companion animal.

Conditions That May Require Special Pet Diets

There are several health conditions that benefit from putting a pet on a specialized diet. Therapeutic diets may help to improve pet health when used to manage the following conditions:

  • Advanced age
  • Heart or GI issues
  • Kidney disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Urinary issues
  • Obesity
  • Food allergies

Several dog food brands offer pet food options that have specialized nutrient composition. Additionally, for some health conditions, a veterinarian can prescribe therapeutic food that can only be obtained through a healthcare provider.



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