Nutrition & Weight Management

Thomas Edison once said, ““The doctor of the future will no longer treat with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

At Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital, we couldn’t agree more. The best way to keep your pet happy and healthy, and to extend the years they get to share with you is to ensure that they are receiving the proper nutrition.

Not all pet foods are created equal, and with so many products available on the market today, choosing the right one can be a challenge. Yet, simply grabbing any food off the shelf may not only deprive your pet of the proper nutritional balance he or she needs, but it could actually be detrimental to their overall health and wellness. So how can you be sure what you’re feeding your pet is meeting their nutritional needs, and providing for their optimum health?

What about weight? Do you know with certainty what your pet’s ideal weight should be? More importantly, do you know how you can best help them achieve and maintain that ideal weight? The fact is, animals that are even just a few pounds overweight are at a much greater risk of developing serious, sometimes life threatening illnesses. Do you have the knowledge to help your pet avoid this risk and stay as fit as possible throughout his or her lifetime?

If you’re unsure or just need a little guidance, the team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital can help. We offer professional nutritional counseling and weight management services designed to address each patient’s individual needs and create a customized plan to help them achieve optimum results. Our team is experienced in all aspects of animal nutrition and can help get your pet on the path to a lifetime of good health.

We’ll start by conducting a comprehensive analysis of your pet to determine his or her specific nutritional needs. In addition to a physical exam, we’ll also take into consideration a number of factors, such as breed, age, current weight and the existence of any health problems. We’ll also ask you a series of questions about your pet’s lifestyle, preferences and habits at home. Once we’ve gathered this profile, we’ll provide you with specific dietary recommendations, including what type of food would be best, as well as how much and how often you should feed your pet.

We’ll also use the information we gathered during our nutritional analysis to determine precisely what range your pet’s ideal weight should fall within. We’ll then work with you to develop a plan that will get your pet moving, help them shed any excess weight they may be carrying, and remain fit over time. Even animals that are older or that suffer from existing medical conditions should enjoy physical activity as part of their daily routine. We’ll advise you on what types of activities would be best suited for your pet, based on their unique needs and health condition.

You want what’s best for your animal companion, and to help them live as many happy, healthy years as possible. It starts with a foundation of good nutrition and a healthy weight. Let the team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital help you achieve this important goal. We can create a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your furry friend, and will help them maintain optimum health for life.

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    • Laura GeigerLaura Geiger

      I want to make an official post commending Dr Julie Santagata Paulsen and Dr Nathan Gimball and their team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital...

      While Dr Gimbal was away, I was frantic when i came in to see them. Dr Paulsen put my heart and mind at ease. Dr Paulsen is compassionate and has a terrific bedside manor. This all occured during a very upsetting time for me with my 18 year old dog Tina.. when Dr Gimball returned he reviewed Tina's chart from her visit with Dr Paulsen and both of them agreed on the diagnosis. Dr Gimball performed Tina's surgery and the surgery went fantastic ! Tina looks and acts like a spring chicken !! You should see her, her face looks less stressed and there's a sparkle in her eyes again !!

      Between Dr Gimball and Dr Paulsen, I have complete confidence in both vets and their staff !! I cannot say enough about them and Ocean Breeze Animal hospital.

      If your a fan of Dr Gimball, you will love Dr Paulsen !! She is a wonderful addition to Ocean Breeze and I'm thrilled shes there !

      I thank them from the bottom of my heart !!

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    • Kim Bixby RockwellKim Bixby Rockwell

      I am so thankful for Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital! My fur babies have received the best care they have ever had here. The Veterinarians take the time to ask questions and thoroughly examine them to determine the best course of action to take to alleviate their symptoms and help them heal . The staff is very knowledgeable and kind to the people and their pets! I highly recommend them to friends and anyone wanting a safe , knowledgeable , and caring place to take your pets💗

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    • Jackie FoxJackie Fox

      The staff is very professional and friendly
      Dr G is a great veterinarian

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    • Joe EdgeJoe Edge

      Dr Julie is AWESOME. She is a very compassionate professional who looks out for the best interest of our dogs ;)

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    • Louise ConstantinopleLouise Constantinople

      Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital is wonderful. We were so lucky to have found them two years ago when we moved to Florida. The staff is warm and friendly; the vets are gentle, knowledgeable and caring. We board our two dogs frequently, and the kennel staff treat them with love and kindness. Thank you, Ocean Breeze!�

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    • Debra ScutariDebra Scutari

      Took my lucky in to see Dr Gimbal he was very Patient and thorough answered a bunch of my concerns and questions think we’re on the right track now. Would definitely recommend him and his staff for you and your pets. He’s been a great doctor for my fur babies.

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    • Cherri SmithCherri Smith

      my Smitty always received the best care at the Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital, The staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable, I trust them with the care of my dog. It is easy to make appointment when ever I need it. Thank you!

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