Nutritional Counseling

Exotic Cats


Not all cats are created equal! Many people own exotic and hybrid cats. These cats not only have extraordinary behavioral needs but need a special diet as well. Before adopting or purchasing one of these beautiful felines, come have a chat with Dr. Lanier about their requirements.



The vast majority of problems that we see with bearded dragons and other reptiles is caused by poor nutrition and husbandry. These animals are more complicated to care for than the pet store will tell you and require very specific housing and food requirements. They are totally worth the extra effort!

Dr. Lanier specialized in reptile medicine during veterinary school and has since maintained her passion for all things scaly. Come in for an examination and talk about your reptile’s diet to avoid future problems.

Small Mammals


Have you seen one of these? This is a Capybara, native to South America. Many people have these and other unusual small mammals as pets. How do you decide what to feed these unusual creatures? Have a consultation with Dr. Lanier prior to adoption!

Rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small mammals also have special needs when it comes to their diet and we can help you to choose exactly what to feed your furry friends.



There are a multitude of bird species kept as pets and many of them require a different diet to remain at their peak health and avoid reproductive requirement. Before you purchase or adopt a bird, or at your initial exam with Dr. Lanier, allow us to discuss the appropriate diet for your feathery friend. It isn’t as simple as just picking what they like, although many birds are picky eaters! Having a well balanced diet will help your bird to live YEARS LONGER and healthier.

Giant Breeds


Giant breeds such as Great Danes, Irish wolfhounds, and giant schnauzers have unique dietary requirements. Very few commercial puppy foods offer the ideal mix of calcium, energy, and protein levels that these breeds need. We can provide you with feeding recommendations that will encourage your dog’s maximum growth potential without causing developmental problems. For added convenience, we also stock veterinary-approved diets for giant breeds.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns regarding your dog’s nutrition or if you would simply like to discuss this topic with us.



It’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed by all the pet foods on the market. We can help you weed through the choices and find a puppy or kitten food that will meet your growing pet’s specific nutritional needs. We even carry many nutritionally balanced, veterinary-approved brands in our clinic.

Feel free to ask us for a food recommendation or to contact us with any nutrition questions or concerns you might have. We’re happy to help!