Nutritional Advice

Voedingsadvies en dienstverlening

Service for horse nutrition

For feeding advices for horses you will be helped by one of the following three veterinarians Sophie Dupont, Wendy Wambacq or Veerle Vandendriessche. For more information regarding this specific service please visit the following website: http://www.dienstpaardenvoeding.be/

Service for pet food

A good nutritional management is one of the most important and effective ways to optimize the health and quality of our pets’ life. In addition, nutrition also plays an important role in the treatment of various disorders.

The service feeding advice for pets, offers the possibility for further guidance in the appropriate choice of nutrition/feeding and the maintenance of a good nutritional management. We do this by making a scientifically based and individualized feeding advice.

For healthy dogs and cats each new phase of life requires a modification of the diet. Also the housing and the activity of your dog and cat play an important role in nutrition management. The current market availability of foods can make it difficult to make the right choice for your pet. Among other situations, we can help you in these stages:

  • Puppies/kittens
  • Gestation
  • Lactation
  • Senior cats/dogs
  • Sport/working dogs
  • Under- or overweight

 

In specific conditions, and quite often, nutrition is also an important part of the treatment. Below is a list of diseases in which dietary advice may be appropriate:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Other endocrine disorders
  • Allergies or food intolerances
  • Skin conditions
  • Heart problems
  • Nephrology
  • Bladder stones/FLUTD
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, constipation
  • Liver diseases
  • Disorders of the pancreas
  • Anorexia longer > 3 days
  • Joint disorders

 

Method

What can you expect from us?

  • We will ask you to fill in a form regarding the feeding history and accommodation of your pet.
  • We cooperate at all times with the referring veterinarians and rely on his / her clinical research. This is essential for the preparation of a good feeding advice.
  • Assessment of the current diet given to your pet.
  • Eventually we can suggest you to switch to another food product if necessary, and always in consultation with you and your referring veterinarian.
  • Calculation of the estimated amount of food that your pet needs, tailored to individual needs.
  • Regular monitoring and adjustment of the feeding advice if necessary.

 

Who are we?

For feeding advice for dogs and cats you will be helped by veterinarians Sophie Dupont, Veerle Vandendriessche or Wendy Wambacq. For a consultation, please contact the clinic of small animals with which we work closely: http://www.khd.ugent.be/