Nutrition Consults for Pet Owners

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Our Expertise

We specialize in making sound dietary and nutritional recommendations for dogs and cats with medical conditions.  For example:

  • 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 more than 25 yrs of clinical experience.

Your Veterinarian Will Be Involved

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 by us when the information has been sent to his or her office.

Accurate, Easy-to-understand Medical Information and Recipe Instructions

We consider client education an important part of our mission and service. We will provide you with the most current information specific to your pets’ medical condition(s), written in language that pet owners can understand. Most pets only need one nutritional formulation (one recipe); however, food substitutions are offered when appropriate.

Individualized Dietary Requests

Dietary requests for individual patients are what we do best.  View Types of Nutritional Recommendations

Consulting Process

Each consultation is completed by a licensed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in animal nutrition and certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.  You will be asked to provide contact information for your vet, and we will send our written recommendations to your veterinarian for review. If at all possible, we generally complete recommendations well within 10 business days (2 weeks) of receiving confirming medical information from your veterinarian. You can check with us at any time by email (VeNut@att.net) to see if we have received the medical records after you have made that request from our local veterinarian(s). We cannot ask your veterinarian for your medical records.

Fees

Our charge for a personalized Nutritional Consultation is $350 per pet; there are discounted fees for multiple pets in the same household.  If a quicker turnaround is needed, we will begin and complete the request (if all information is in hand) within 48 hrs of receiving the medical records for an additional $100 "stat" fee. Be sure to 'check' the "Rush Consultation" box in the request form and ask your Veterinarian to send us the medical records asap!

Reduced Fees for Additional Pets

If you have more than one pet in the same household, the consult fee is $50 to recalculate daily intakes for that second pet IF the same recipe is appropriate. The fee for a second pet in the same household needing a different recipe is $150. Most of the time, we can design one recipe that accommodates more than one dog or cat in the household.

Included Services

Our consulting 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.

Ready to Get Started?

  • New clients:  If this is your first time consulting with us, you will be asked to open an account to link you and your pet(s) with your local veterinarian or specialist from our extensive database.
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