Food Therapy for Pets in GA at PedMedPlus
Diet is medicine.
A poor diet can lead to chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation can lead to so many different aliments in pets.
The dog or cat that presents with inflamed ears, itchy face, puffy muzzle, butt dragging, non seasonal itching all over can be a food sensitivity:
• Stiffness and joint pain
• Chronic skin disease
• Pet odor
• Chronic digestive disease
• Excess gas
• Burning itching tearing eyes
• Stomach noise and reflux
• Severe mouth odor and dental disease
These are just an example of things that can be caused by diet.
Many of the pet food and treats on the market contain high fat and sugar, guaranteeing your dog might like them, but not guaranteeing high quality ingredients that can sustain a pet's health through their life. Highly addictive sugar, dyes, artificial flavors and preservatives are inflammatory substances that can lead to long-term health issues such as allergies, obesity, kidney disease, liver disease, degenerative myelopathy, stomatitis, inflammatory bowel disease characterized by the symptoms mentioned above.
Here at Pet Med Plus we look at the whole pet starting with diet. Every pet is different. Some pets may do well on a dry kibble, some on gently cooked, raw, canned or a combination.
Some pets present with an imbalance that has been going on for a long time. This imbalance needs to be corrected before healing can occur. Diagnostic testing is necessary in this situation. Treatment to improve the gut micro biome, eliminate the inflammation in the gut, and relieve any medical symptoms will be formulated. Pets that have had inflammation for years may need to be on the right diet for 3 to 6 months before you see a significant change in health. At Pet Med Plus we will work diligently with you and your pet to create a customized diet and health care plan tailored to the specific needs of your pet.