PRESCRIPTION PET FOODS
There are a tremendous number of high quality pet foods on the market these days which are formulated to keep your healthy pet healthy, but when your pet’s health requires that he eat a very specific formula, whether he’s suffering from food allergy, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, or if he is simply trying to lose weight, Fountain City Animal Hospital stocks a large variety of prescription foods from Hills, Royal Canin, and Purina in both dry and canned forms.
A true prescription food, like a prescription drug, is only available through a veterinarian. Over-the-counter store bought foods advertised as more healthy or good for specific medical conditions only have to meet the same minimum nutritional standards of all pet foods. Because the manufacturers' claims are vague, there is no legal requirement to prove that “Heart Healthy,” for instance, actually will help your pet with heart disease.
The prescription foods we recommend as part of your pet’s therapy are designed to treat specific problems and may not be safe for ordinary use. These foods have undergone rigorous testing for safety and efficacy and are to be used while under our continuing care. We will monitor your pet’s progress on their special diet and make any adjustments over time.