Pet Nutrition in Tewksbury, MA

At Shawsheen Animal Hospital, we’re dedicated to meeting all your pet’s nutritional needs, because the quality of their nutrition can determine the quality of their life. With so many pet food options on the market, it’s important to select the best possible choice for your pet. Our team can offer recommendations based on your pet’s health history, lifestyle, age, and other factors.

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AAFCO Guidelines

Your pet’s food should come with a claim of nutritional adequacy on its packaging. It should either say that the food is “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.” Food that goes through AAFCO feeding trials has a higher level of safety. Also, make sure your pet’s food is not formulated for merely supplemental or intermittent usage.

How to Pick the Right Diet for Your Pet

Your pet’s nutritional needs are determined by their age, size, species, lifestyle, and health condition. Puppies, kittens, adult pets, and senior pets all have very different nutritional needs. Always check with your veterinarian to make sure the food you choose for your pet is formulated to meet their specific needs. Having the wrong food could result in weight gain, malnutrition, and other issues.

Always Read the Food Labels

Be sure to review the pet food label before purchasing a diet for your pet. Check the ingredients, read the nutritional adequacy statement, and review the feeding directions.

Have Your Pet’s Food Delivered to Your Home

We believe proper pet nutrition is one of the cornerstones of good health for dogs and cats. We have partnered with Hill’s Science Diet and Pro Plan Vet Direct to make ordering your pet’s food as easy and convenient as possible.

First, there’s the Hill’s to Home Program, which provides free home delivery, discounts on auto-shipping, expedited shipping, and order tracking. You can sign up by clicking through the link, and then start placing your order.

With Pro Plan Vet Direct also offers high-quality pet diets and supplements that can be shipped right to your door. Use Clinic ID: JKHF2 to sign up.

If you have any questions about your pet’s nutrition or about our online purchasing options, contact us at (978) 851-5558!

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