You make important choices about your pet’s health at every mealtime! If you have questions about how to choose what food to feed your pet, how much, and how often, we can help.
A proper diet offers a variety of health and wellness benefits. It is a central part of maintaning a healthy weight, which is one of the most common health concerns for animals of all ages, and can be a challenge for many pet owners, as well!
Additionally, there are specialized diets formulated to manage kidney disease, arthritis, sensitive stomachs, allergies, hairballs, urinary issues, and more.
With the right formula and flavor, even the choosiest eaters and pets with specialized needs can enjoy a balanced, tasty, nutritious diet.
Weight management is one of the most common health concerns for animals of all ages. Our veterinarians can help you determine your pet’s ideal weight and recommend ways to reach and maintain a healthy size.
Studies have shown that 59% of cats and 55.8% of dogs fall into the “overweight” or “obese” categories on the standard Body Condition Scoring (BCS) systems, which assess pets based on body shape, features, and proportions, rather than only by a number on the scale.
Learn more about Body Condition Scoring here.
Cats and dogs who are overweight are at an increased risk of chronic inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, joint problems, kidney disfunction, metabolic and endocrine diseases, respiratory disorders, and various cancers.
On the other hand, many pets who maintain a healthy weight enjoy higher energy levels, better mobility, and a sustained quality of life into their senior years.
Our medical staff can discuss food selection, serving size, feeding schedule, and activity level best for your pet. We can also recommend habits for families who want to keep their pets healthy and fit. We want to keep their bodies and appetites healthy throughout every stage of their lives.
5- and 9-Point Body Condition Score (BCS) Charts for Dogs & Cats
Click for a larger view of this chart on AAHA.org
Order Pet Food Online
We stock select varieties of canine and feline pet foods and treats from Hill’s®, Purina®, and Royal Canin®, including prescription diets, in our hospital. For added convenience, we also currently participate in home delivery services by Hill’s and Purina.
We stock a variety of Hill’s Prescription Diet and Science Diet foods for cats and dogs.
Hill’s offers online ordering and home delivery through their Hill’s to Home program. Click here to begin registration! As soon as a doctor approves your pet’s prescription, you’ll be able to place your first order. You can also call us at 203-438-8878 and we’ll help you get set up in just a few minutes. Once you’re registered, you can log in and manage your account and order food at hillstohome.com with any computer or mobile device.
Click here to register!
The benefits of Hill’s to Home include:
- Free shipping with no minimum order
- Orders ship via UPS in 3-4 business days
- Track shipments online
- Discounts when you choose autoship
- Manage your account 24/7 through a secure and mobile-friendly website
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back + easy returns
We stock a select variety of canine and feline Purina diets. We can also order Purina products for your pet and hold them at reception for one week. Purina pet food ships to our hospital via common carrier—please allow 4-6 business days.
Purina offers online ordering and home delivery through their Vet Direct program!
The benefits of Vet Direct include:
- Free shipping with no minimum order
- Orders ship directly to your home via UPS in 3-4 business days
- Schedule deliveries with the autoship program
- Manage your account online from any computer or mobile device
- Products backed by Purina’s 100% satisfaction guarantee
You can sign up at proplanvetdirect.com using Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital’s clinic ID (S8LWY) or our zip code (06877).
We stock a select variety of canine and feline Royal Canin diets. We’re also happy to order Royal Canin products for your pet and hold them at reception for one week. Royal Canin pet food ships to our hospital via common carrier—please allow 4-6 business days.
We will let you know when online ordering is available for Royal Canin!