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Nutrition Counselling for Pets

The saying “you are what you eat” can also be applied to your furry family members. In fact, their dietary needs can actually be a lot more complicated than ours. Dogs, cats and other pets have specific nutritional needs depending on their age, breed, lifestyle, environment and many other factors. We know that standing in the pet food aisle or browsing online can be overwhelming – there are simply too many options out there! Our team is here to help you navigate all the brands and formulations out there so that you can choose the best option for your pet. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about our nutritional counselling services for pets.

What happens during a nutritional consultation for pets?

It helps to look at our team as your pet’s very own coaches and dieticians. The nutritional consultation often begins with a full wellness exam, followed by a detailed conversation between you and your pet’s veterinarian. Then, a personalized plan will be created with details on brands, serving sizes, feeding schedules and the possibility of supplements or prescription diets that you can implement into your pet’s routine.

Can I feed my pet human food?

Technically, yes. That being said we ask that you take extra care when feeding your pet food that is not specifically formulated for them. Although some human foods like carrots, bananas, chicken and fish are safe for pets to eat, there are also many more that can cause allergic reactions, irritable bowel movements and even death. Please call us if ever you are unsure about what you are feeding your pet.

What are some foods that I should avoid giving to my pet?

Chocolate, grapes, alcohol, onions, garlic, nuts, and bones are largely unsafe for dogs to eat. For your feline companion, bread, dog food, onions, garlic and chocolate are big no-nos.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 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 Animal Medical Centre