Tampa Veterinarian Offers Prescription Pet Food Diets and Nutrition Consultations

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TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cross Creek Animal Medical Center in Tampa, FL announced that the practice is now offering nutrition consultations as part of the veterinary clinic's routine wellness exams. The veterinary clinic carries the Royal Canin therapeutic diet, as well as the full Hill's Pet Food and Purina Pet Food lines. Therapeutic pet food diets can help with a variety of health conditions including weight management, cat bladder health, digestive health, coat and skin health, joint health, oral healthy and cat thyroid health.

Tampa veterinarian Dr. Timothy D. Hodge is educating pet owners about the benefits of nutrition consultations for overall pet health. According to Dr. Hodge, special prescription diets for pets can naturally help manage health conditions, including thyroid imbalances, joint problems, and skin/coat health.

"The average pet superstore sells a wide variety of different pet foods, which can be overwhelming for pet owners," said Dr. Hodge. "It can be difficult to tell which foods are best for a pet's unique wellness needs, and which foods live up to the claims on their labels. That's why our veterinary hospital now offers nutrition counseling as part of our commitment to pet holistic care."

The Tampa veterinary hospital is now offering the Royal Canin therapeutic diet. "Since 1968, Royal Canin has been at the forefront of pet nutrition," said Dr. Hodge. "They are the first pet food company to develop food tailor-made for a single breed pets, larger breed animals and a nutritional program for indoor cats. We are proud to offer pet owners access to this superior brand of pet nutrition."

According to Dr. Hodge, specially-tailored diets can make a substantial difference for a pet's overall health. For example, nutrients such as tyrosine and copper can intensify coat color in pets. Other food formulas can help manage thyroid imbalances, feline bladder health, joint health, oral health and digestive health.

"Many pet owners are surprised to discover the difference that the right balance of nutrients can make for their pets," said Dr. Hodge. "For example, a joint balance diet can help older, arthritic pets become more active. Older cats that struggle with bladder or thyroid problems can also benefit from specially formulated diets. Balancing nutrient intake is a very important part of pet holistic care."

Food from Royal Canin is ISO-certified, a designation which means that Royal Canin meets international quality control and customer satisfaction standards.

Depending on a pet's wellness needs, the Tampa veterinarian may recommend the Hill's Pet Food or the Purina Pet Food lines, both of which are carried by the veterinary hospital.

During an annual wellness exam, Dr. Hodge will make specific recommendations for diet changes and pet holistic care.

Cross Creek Animal Medical Center provides care for pets in Tampa, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel and Zephyr Hills. Their website is http://www.crosscreekvet.com/ and more information about the center can be found on http://www.facebook.com/CrossCreekVet.

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CONTACT: Cross Creek Animal Medical Center 888-667-5235

Source: CrossCreek Animal Medical Centre