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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    • Karen JohnsonKaren Johnson

      I can't say enough about the staff here I still have my beloved yuna thanks to their skilled team also being able to calm and give care to my very large an stubborn wyatt I am lucky to have them to care for all my brats :) thanks again

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    • Diane SchmidtDiane Schmidt

      We are a brand new client with this animal hospital. Our dog was exhibiting signs of a UTI are kidney issues. The were prompt ,Coumadin professional. They were able to see us later in the day. The entire staff was kind, courteous and knowledgeable. After listening to me list the signs I had observed. Our dog was given a full examination, and some tests were run. Very confident that we now have two very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring animal hospitals to use. We are “snowbirds “. They came recommended by neighbors, and y Yelp.
      We were very pleased, and grateful to them all. Would highly recommend them to anyone in the area.

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    • Lilly Van PettenLilly Van Petten

      I feel so fortunate to find this hospital for my little dog Precious. Dr. Paulsen was not only competent with her diagnoses but a caring & compassionate person. Furthermore, she put my dog's need before financial gains which speaks highly of her integrity. She could have treated my dog for cancer but steered me to the Animal Cancer Clinic where she thought would be more economical for me. Yet she was the full backup whenever we needed her. When dealing with your beloved sick pet, you can be assured they will be in good hands from the doctors & the staff of this establishment.

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    • Khristian McdannoldKhristian Mcdannold

      We just moved here from
      out of state. This place came highly recommended from a neighbor. And wow we are impressed. Loved the place. The Vet and techs were awesome ! The front desk person was great. And they offer a military discount as well.
      Will be a customer for life.

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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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    • Joy De La VegaJoy De La Vega

      We have been so BLESSED to have your wonderful care to Yang and Parker!

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    • Patricia Tallia PengitorePatricia Tallia Pengitore

      we are newcomers to Ocean Breeze and Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital. Under the worst possible conditions of Corona virus the staff made us feel so comfortable and protected. My yellow lab Buckley was treated with kindness and respect. Dr. DeFabio was informative, thorough and easy to talk to. I welcomed his comforting manner but more importantly so did Buckley.

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