Our animals' nutrition is extremely important to their overall health and wellness. At Pug and Hound, our pet nutrition guidance in Geneva strives to empower animal owners to provide their animals with a high-quality diet during the course of each period of life. Proper diet can help improve many health issues including; food intolerances, pet food allergies, excessive weight gain or weight management, nutritional deficiencies, animal diabetes, skin and coat conditions, kidney disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and poor immune response.
Nutritional demands for dogs and kitties vary due to many factors including age, size, breed, activity levels, physical health, and more, subsequently, a one-size-fits-all solution to nutrition will not do the job. We can counsel you on which types of foods will be ideal based upon your animal's demands, quantity to feed, and what to look out for on pet food labels.
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Cat nutrition is closely connected to overall wellness, and a cat's diet can even help improve a variety of issues including common allergies, hyperparathyroidism, and food intolerances. Obesity is also a growing issue and overweight cats are at risk for a whole multitude of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, renal disease, heart disease, and a life expectancy lessened by as much as 20%. Kitties are obligate carnivores which means that the best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates. No matter if your cat is dealing with a weight problem or requires a unique diet in conjunction with healthcare maintenance and treatment, our staff will counsel you on the various nutritional options that are available to cat parents. Don't be reluctant to get in touch with us if you have any questions about finding the purrrrrrfect cat diet.
Giant Breed Animal Nutrition
Large breeds such as Mastiffs and Great Danes have unique nutritional requirements. Large dog breeds necessitate well-defined amounts of essential nutrients to fulfill their growth requirements. Large breed puppies need a food produced to ensure proper bone and muscle development and the right amount of energy so they can develop to their optimal growth potential without developmental concerns.
Nutrition for Pregnant/ Nursing Dogs
First-rate nutrition sets the stage for a thriving breeding and pregnancy. Maintaining nutrition and bodyweight before, during the course of, and after pregnancy is essential to the wellness of the momma dog and her young pups. Malnourishment caused by inadequate nutrient consumption can lead to miscarriages or health problems. While lactating, energy needs increase and are directly proportional to milk generation, which subsequently is directly corresponding to the number of nursing pups.
Nutrition for Specific Pet Conditions
When dogs and cats have specific conditions, it can be difficult to know how to help. We can provide guidance for a number of conditions. Please always consult your veterinarian first.
Puppy and Kitten Animal Nutrition
Puppies and kittens necessitate suitable nutrients and calories in order to help them grow. That being said, the very same strategy that works for a smaller breed puppy, such as a Maltese, would not be ideal for a large breed, such as a Rottweiler.
Senior Pet Nutrition
When a cherished animal gets older, their eating habits and dietary requirements can adjust too. As a general guideline, animals are regarded as elderly when they've arrived at one-half of their expectation of life. If a senior animals' exercise and metabolic levels decline, it may be time to decrease their caloric consumption to help prevent obesity as the extra weight is just as unhealthy for animals as it is for people.
Love this place! I learn something every time I go there. Friendly with excellent service
Krystal and Jeff are both so knowledgeable and passionate about improving quality of pet's lives through biologically appropriate diets, treats, and food supplements. Their store has an awesome variety of products made with excellent ingredients and they are very particular about with brands they sell. Both of my cat's health have improved drastically and their appearances have as well (shiner coats, less dandruff, etc)
I just purchased some cbd oil for my soon to be 17 year old cat to just keep her more comfortable and within the day she was better; more relaxed, not pacing, less aggressive. I would absolutely recommend this store to anyone looking to improve their pet's life.
To note, if you're in the veterinary field and offended by having your views challenged, you should either have a more open mind or avoid this store to spare your easily bruised ego.
I highly recommend getting your dog's food, treats, supplements, etc here!! My dogs only get natural and holistic items and they have everything I need. They are super friendly and helpful!! They also offer curbside which is so helpful in such a busy area/street. We love this store!! 🐾💕
My baby Luigi has always has stomach issues with his kibble, he has terrible allergies and we’ve struggled with hot spots his entire life. Since coming to B&W they’ve helped me transition Luigi to raw, along with adding some extra supplements to help make him feel good inside & out!! Luigi was diagnosed with IVDD in Sept 2020 and since then they’ve helped me come up with what works for him! I asked them about a million questions and still do LOL, and they answer every single one of my questions with honesty. He is now 100% raw fed and takes all natural supplements everyday. Since his diagnosis I never once put him on a prescription pill because of Krysta & Jeff’s guidance. Luigi is a 7.5 year old Great Dane who because of this stores owners acts like a 3 year old Great Dane! Not only is his energy level back to a pup, his entire demeanor has changed. I can not thank them enough for everything they’ve helped me with! We are forever grateful! We love B&W and recommend everyone to stop in and start the transition to raw, your dog will thank you 10 times over!!!
Krysta and Jeff are awesome! They are very knowledgeable about all of the products and supplements they have in their store. I’m in there atleast every month if not twice. They don’t carry products they wouldn’t feed to their own dogs!! You can walk in with confidence knowing Jeff and Krysta have done their research on the brands they carry. As a health professional myself, this saves me a lot of work and I’m so thankful for them!! Thank you thank you Bruce & Willys! ♥️♥️