It’s official—our anxiety with diet, weight and health is trickling over to our pets, but in a way that may benefit them.
Colorado State University’s new clinical nutrition service for pets focuses on supporting ailing animals with dietary analysis and carefully curated feeding plans for pets with medical conditions ranging from kidney and liver disease to (sadly) obesity. It’s a step away from the marketing hype (wild game! grain-free!) and days of one-food-fits-all approaches and is geared to help owners maximize a pet’s health. What to expect? A comprehensive history and health analysis helps nutrition staff create a customized feeding plan to get each individual animal back on a path to wellness. —C.M.