There are a number of illnesses that can be effectively managed with dietary changes, sometimes in combination with medication, sometimes not. Many diseases that require dietary management are seen primarily in older pets, but some can occur in animals of any age.
Kidney disease and liver disease are examples of illnesses common in older pets, and can be managed by dietary changes.
Urinary stones (image below) and pancreatitis are examples of illnesses common in any age animal, and are also manageable by making changes in the pet’s diet.
Mountain Veterinary Hospital carries two different lines of prescription diets that are specifically formulated to treat disease conditions that respond to dietary management. We also have the expertise to determine if your pet has an illness that will respond to dietary treatment, and to make sure the appropriate diet is prescribed.