Pet Nutritional Counseling in Southern Pines, NC

Pet Nutrition Advice for a Healthy Life

Our pets' daily diet is very important to their overall health. At Moore Equine Feed & Pet Supply, our pet nutrition advice in Southern Pines aims to empower pet lovers to provide their animals with a high-quality diet over the course of each stage of life. Nutritional needs for dogs and cats vary as a result of many aspects like life stage, size, breed, exercise levels, overall health, and more, thus, a one-size-fits-all strategy to nutrition will not work. We can advise you on which foods will be suitable according to your pet's demands, quantity to feed, and what to look for on animal food labels. Other animals we can answer questions about are Horses, Goats & Poultry! 

Equine Nutrition

Equine Nutrition is the feeding of horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, and other equines. Horses have only one stomach, as do humans. However, unlike humans, they also need to digest a large amount of plant fiber that comes from grass or hay.

Nutrition for Working Dogs

Stage show and working dogs have special dietary needs. Generally, working dogs are larger breeds such as an Akita, a Mastiff, or a Newfoundland that are specifically bred to perform tasks like sledding or herding. To perform their best, these dogs need a high-performance pet food that helps keep them working at top productivity. Depending on the amount of work, working dogs may require 1.5 to 2.5 times the volume of food as a sedentary pet, and if the dogs are doing work in high conditions, the volume of food needed increases even more.

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.

Nutrition for Pregnant or 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.

Senior Pet & Large Breed Nutrition

As a general guideline, large breed and senior animals need specific dietary supplements and restrictions. Large breed dogs and senior dogs should have a form of natural fish oil to help lubricate their joints, help with brain tissue and an additional supplement of glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin are great to support their joints and prevent injuries. If an 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.

Cat Nutrition

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.

Small Animal Nutrition

If you're a proud pet owner of a bunny, mouse, ferret, or guinea pig, our experienced staff can assist you with their nutritional questions as well. We will more than happy to speak with you about your animal's diet and whether the addition of animal nutritional supplements might be beneficial.

Come visit our locally owned pet supply store in Southern Pines, NC specializing in quality food, treats, and farm supplies for all your animal needs!