Pet Nutrition Counseling
and Food Therapy
in Hilton Head

Nutrition is vital to your pet’s health, growth, and overall lifespan. What they eat on a daily basis impacts not only their present condition, but their future condition as well. At Island Holistic Veterinary Center on Hilton Head Island, we’re committed to aiding and educating pet owners about pet nutrition and its importance. Dr. Duffner uses her expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM) and Fur Tissue Mineral Analysis to offer tailored pet nutrition plans that satisfy her patients’ needs to the greatest extent. After all, food is medicine.

To schedule a nutrition consult with Dr. Duffner, call us today at (843) 671-PAWS.

What is Food Therapy?

Food therapy is not just an idea; it’s a science. The goal of food therapy is to restore and maintain balance in the body. It involves tailoring diet plans for every individual pet based on unique factors including:

  • Age
  • Species
  • Geographical location
  • Behavioral tendencies
  • Personality
  • Current disharmony

With food therapy, it’s possible to treat or even prevent certain health problems without having to turn to medication, which can result in harmful side effects. What’s more, you’ll have a better understanding of pet foods in general and what is best for your pet’s unique condition and needs.

With guidance from our team, you can continue to make educated and empowered decisions about your pet’s nutrition as their health changes. This can help to prevent or minimize many different health imbalances later.

Creating a Nutrition Plan for Your Pet

To formulate your pet’s nutrition plan, Dr. Duffner will conduct an Eastern medical exam in order to make a TCVM diagnosis. Following the exam, she will recommend specific food ingredients that you should add or remove to your pet’s daily diet.

To help her clients and patients implement a nutrition plan, Dr. Duffner recommends ChiDog diets, which are formulated by a Board-Certified Veterinary Nutritionist. Whether your pet is healthy and you want to maintain their balance or they are lacking vital ingredients in their diet and experiencing frequent health imbalances, we can offer them the very best options to give them a better life.