We specialize in making sound dietary and nutritional recommendations for dogs and cats with medical conditions. Your pet may be sick and not eating the recommended diet well. Your pet may have more than one medical condition for which there is no single best commercial pet food. We make recommendations and formulate diets based on current principles of dietary management and the pets' food preferences. We offer choices based on the known current scientific literature and our clinical experience.
This is a Nutritional Consultation through your primary care Veterinarian:
Your primary care veterinarian as a vital partner in the care of your pet. Legally, we must work through your veterinarian because we do not have a primary doctor/patient/client relationship with you. We work as a specialty consultant to your veterinarian. Our recommendations will be sent directly to your veterinarian for review and you will be notified when the information has been sent to his or her office.
We also consider client education an important part of our mission and service. We provide you with the most current information specific to your pets’ medical condition(s) in an understandable prose written specifically for pet owners. Pets only need one nutritional formulation (one recipe) however, food substitutions are offered when appropriate.
We send our written recommendations to your veterinarian for review. You will be asked to provide this contact information. We will complete our recommendations generally within 7 business days of receiving confirming medical information from your veterinarian. Our charge for a personalized Nutritional Consultation is $250 for your first pet. We will complete the request within 3 days of receiving the medical records for an additional $50 "stat" fee.
If you have more than one pet in the same household, the consult fee is $100 for your second pet and $50 for the third pet in the same household IF different diet formulations are required. Most times, we can design a diet that accommodates more than one dog or cat in the household.
This fee covers product research, review of medical information and a diet formulation. It also covers all questions you may have about our diet recommendations. Food substitutions are always offered if appropriate. Please understand there is an additional charge of $100 to reformulate another homemade diet if you should later request a specific change in ingredients, foods or supplements that were not previously specified or if the pet should develop another medical condition.