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Life Stage: Puppy & Kitten (under 1 year old)

Certain recommendations have best results when started as a puppy/kitten. Such as, obedience and potty training, socialization with both people and other dogs/cats.

Your puppy or kitten’s diet should be made up of puppy/kitten food for their species and breed (large breed puppies develop best on diets for the larger breeds because they are formulated to help them adjust into their fast growth expectations).

At the age of six (6) months their diet may need to be changed to an adult pet food if they are overweight. If your pet is overweight then they should be fed an adult food (adult pet foods are lower in fat than puppy/kitten diets). However, if they are underweight continue to feed them puppy/kitten food to help them gain weight until about one (1) year of age. If they maintain an ideal weight and do not form any health issues as they age then the next life stage diet change should be between six (6) and seven (7) years of age to senior diet.

Also, having your puppy/kitten properly vaccinated and boostered as recommended by the manufacturers of the vaccines and your pet’s veterinarian will protect them against several of the most deadly and preventable diseases that they can be exposed to in their life.

Life Stage: Adult Canine & Feline (1 to 6 yrs old)

If your pet is between the ages of one (1) to six (6) years of age they should not be fed puppy/kitten food unless directed by their veterinarian or during pregnancy and feeding their newborns. If they maintain an ideal weight and do not form any health issues as they age then the next life stage diet change should be after they reach seven (7) years of age to a senior diet.

Also, having your adult pet vaccinated and boostered as recommended by the manufacturers of the vaccines and your pet’s veterinarian will protect them against several of the most deadly and preventable diseases that they can be exposed to in their life.

Life Stage: Senior Canine & Feline (7 years old & older)

Your senior/geriatric dog/cat’s diet should be a proper diet for their species, breed, weight, age and any health issues that they have been diagnosed with and their veterinarian prescribed to be fed to them to help with that health condition (they should be evaluated occasionally to determine/confirm that they need to remain on a special diet).

Senior/geriatric pets are prone to many age related diseases and annual diagnostics help detect many of them early on when they are less evasive, less expensive and with greater patient response.

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