Pet Nutrition

Many pet owners take nutrition for granted. Did you know that specially formulated diets can assist in the management of various medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease? From the very first day you bring a new pet home through the final days of its life, nutrition plays a critical role in your pet’s overall health and well-being.

At Comal Pet Hospital & Resort we know how important a quality diet is to your pet’s overall health. Some pets require special food to maintain optimum health, but all pets benefit from a balanced, healthful diet. During your pet’s comprehensive physical examination, we will make suggestions regarding the appropriate food for your pet’s age, species, breed and lifestyle as well as evaluate his or her body condition and give recommendations regarding feeding.

We offer custom ordering from a diverse inventory of prescription foods with the option to have food shipped directly to your door. Additionally, our staff can advise you about the diets that benefit specific medical conditions such as liver disease, bladder and kidney stones, renal failure, food allergies and other conditions. Our trained staff at Comal Pet Hospital & Resort is available to help you with nutritional challenges and choosing the right diet for your pet in order to keep him or her happy, healthy and active.


Pet food should have a nutritional adequacy claim on its packaging that tells you the food is either “formulated to meet or exceed the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO nutritional profiles” or ” animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that the pet food provides complete and balanced nutrition” for the life stage of your animal. An extra layer of protection is found in pet food brands that have been through AAFCO feeding trials. Further, food that is labeled for intermittent or supplemental use should not be used long-term unless directed by a veterinarian.


Our pet’s nutritional needs vary depending on age, size, species and health conditions. Older pets need to eat different food than younger pets, less-active pets need different food than active pets, small-breed animals require nutritional content different from large-breed animals, and the list goes on. You don’t want to buy dog or cat food that isn’t formulated to meet your companion’s specific dietary needs. Our veterinarians will help you select the right food to fit your pet's needs.


Pet food labels provide valuable insight into the quality of the food. When selecting a nutritious pet food for your trusty companion, pay close attention to the nutritional adequacy statement, listing of ingredients, feeding directions and guaranteed analysis.

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