Nutrition Counselling for Pets

Nutrition counselling helps you to better support your pet’s diet. Food is useful in fuelling your pet and setting the tone for their overall health. With mixed messaging about the proper nutrients your pet needs from pet food commercials or pet foods that might be difficult to decipher, our veterinary team can help guide you towards what’s best for your pet. If you’re interested in nutrition counselling, please contact us at 902.865.6400.

Why should I consider nutrition counselling?

During your pet’s nutrition counselling appointment, we’ll assess their current diet to see how it’s meeting their needs and if any adjustments need to be made. It’s important to share information like how often your pet eats each day, the types of foods in their diet or any concerns you might have about their eating habits. After our assessment, we might make recommendations about food substitutions for your furry friend or special diets that might be better suited to their needs.

What should I incorporate in my pet’s diet?

When selecting pet food, it’s important to read the labels to understand the ingredients. The ingredients with the highest quantity are usually listed first. Ones you should look out for at the top of the list are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. For pets at different stages of development like puppies, kittens or senior furry family members, food marketed toward them might be beneficial since they’re specially formulated to support their current nutrition needs. For example, they might need more protein to support healthy muscles. If you have any questions about food labels, don’t hesitate to ask during your nutrition counselling appointment.

Which food should I avoid?

Typically, there are a few foods you should avoid feeding your pet, since they can be harmful to your pet’s health. Some of these include:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Garlic
  • Avocado
  • Candy

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

     - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital