Prescription Dog Food

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Prescription Dog Food

Prescription dog food can help you manage your dog’s specific health issues through his daily diet. These formulas require a prescription and are typically prescribed as part of your pet’s overall health plan under the care of a veterinarian. Prescription dog food differs from the average over-the-counter food because it’s created to treat a specific health condition. Non-prescription foods, on the other hand, are made to feed pets that are in relatively good overall health. Two of the most popular brands that you’ll find online and at your vet’s office are the Hill’s Prescription Diet and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet lines. Each prescription dry dog food and canned dog food recipe is formulated by veterinarians to treat a particular health condition and has been clinically tested with proven results. Ingredients are selected based on their therapeutic properties and carefully combined with palatability in mind to formulate the best dry veterinary dog food possible. Some of the health concerns that can benefit from a prescription diet include weight management, food allergies and sensitivities, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, proper heart functioning, kidney disease and skin conditions. The first step is to visit your veterinarian to determine the best prescription dog food for your dog. Once you’ve discussed all of the possible options, you and your vet can decide which veterinary dry food is right for your cat or dog, and which fits into the overall treatment plan for your pet’s ailment. Then you’ll be able to order your newly prescribed vet diet online and have it shipped right to your door. Chewy has an entire prescription team dedicated to helping pet parents with their prescription dog food orders. Your pet’s veterinary dry food order will ship to you after the prescription team gets authorization from your vet confirming the prescription. Once you start your pet on his new veterinary diet, it’s important to follow the directions given by your vet or on the back of the bag exactly for the best results. Because each dry vet dog food recipe is made to treat a specific issue, these diets are not interchangeable. Stick to the prescribed diet without supplementing with other foods or even treats. There are usually a few prescription treat options available that complement your pet’s vet diet - just be sure to always check with your vet first.