Just like humans, the diet of our pets has far-reaching effects on their overall health. To ensure your four-legged friend has access to nourishment that’s best for their optimal wellbeing, it may be worth scheduling a visit to see your veterinarian. If necessary, your vet may put your best friend on a temporary or long-term prescription food. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of prescription pet food.
Reduced Skin Irritations
Regular itching and scratching can be more than just an annoyance (for both you and your pet). Over time, itchy skin can lead to problems like hair loss, cracked skin, bleeding, and scabs. Some prescription food options eliminate irritation-causing ingredients and may help to soothe your pet’s skin. Your vet can help to determine the source of your pet’s irritation and recommend the right kind of food.
Fewer Digestive Issues
Some pet’s digestive systems can be sensitive to ingredients in regular food, causing a variety no-fun problems for your four-legged companion. The benefits of prescription pet food can help to address these problems by eliminating problem-causing ingredients and replacing them with nutrients that help your pet’s unique digestive system.
Mitigated Weight Gain
Weight gain is a common issue for many pets. While many owners turn to reduced amounts of food, these restricted diets can lead to malnourishment and general unhappiness. Prescription foods can help to provide important vitamins, proteins, and minerals, without ingredients that can cause weight gain, that may help to curb obesity and other weight-related issues.
Improved Organ Health
Some prescription foods can help to improve the function and overall health of your pet’s internal organs, from their heart to kidneys, and more. Utilizing special ingredients that support the health of key organs, some prescription diets can help to address certain health problems and extend the life of your pet.
Talk to Your Vet
As always, consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s food. If you believe your pet is experiencing any of the above related issues, we recommend speaking to your vet as soon as possible. They can help you determine the source of your pet’s problems and recommend the right diet for their needs.
While prescription foods can help to address certain issues, they may not solve other underlying troubles. Your vet can provide insight into the source of your pet’s problems and provide supplementary treatments in addition to prescription food.
We’re Here to Help
At Companion Protect®, we’re dedicated to helping your pet live a long, happy life by covering prescription pet food as part of our pet-first insurance plans. To learn more about our coverage and how it can benefit your pet, fetch a no-obligation quote now!
Wilson has written for brands in the tech, e-commerce, construction, health, and finance industries. In his free time, he enjoys cooking for friends and family, spoiling his dog-daughter (Penny), painting, and playing music with friends. And speaking of food, his favorite meal is his mom’s pot roast and mashed potatoes!