Nutrition Counselling Services

Nutrition Counselling Services

These days, the choices are endless when it comes to your pet’s food and nutrition. It can be overwhelming to say the least. Your pet’s diet will depend on their specific species, breed, any medical conditions, and life stage (e.g. puppy/kitten, adult, senior). Here at Delton Veterinary Hospital, we can help you understand the right type of fuel your furry friends need. For more details on our nutritional counselling services, give us a call at (780) 475-9225.

What happens during nutritional counselling for pets?
You will have an opportunity to share your pet’s current diet routine and any concerns you may have about their nutrition. Then, we will conduct a general health exam on your pet to get a better understanding of their current status. After this, we can provide a tailored set of recommendations for your pet that cover areas such as:

  • Formulations and brands suggestions
  • Serving sizes
  • Feeding frequency and style (For example, some pets are better suited for scheduled/direct feeds, while others do well with food being left out for them.)
  • Supplements and prescription diets

  • What should I feed my pet?
    Although pets can safely eat a number of “cooked” human food, we strongly recommend you stick with manufactured pet food. This is important especially in their early years and when they are in the senior stage of life. We suggest you consult with our team if you have any concerns about the safety of certain foods, to prevent any adverse reactions. Some dangerous “human foods” that you should avoid are garlic, chocolate, onions, caffeine, grapes, and raisins as they are toxic for both feline and canine patients. Also, be wary of the types of plants you keep in your home as many can cause harm to your pet. Aloe vera, holly, tomato plants and daisies are just some of the types of plants you should keep away from your pet.

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


    This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

    If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


  • Monday to Saturday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sundays: CLOSED
  • Note: We are closed daily for lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Delton Veterinary Hospital