Therapeutic nutrition

What services do we offer to veterinary practices?

Veterinary Nutrition Group provides the following services for pets with medical needs:

Commercial or prescription diet recommendations 

Options for patients with specific diseases

Formulation of recipes for home-prepared therapeutic diets

Customised recipes that meet the medical needs of individual patients, using common human foods


Critical care nutrition

Feeding plans for patients with a feeding tube in place

Recipes for a home-prepared diet suitable for blending and feeding via a feeding tube

Recipes for adjusted human liquid enteral diets, for example, Jevity, Nutrison etc. We can formulate these diets to be complete and balanced for adult dogs or cats, puppies or kittens, and to be appropriate for patients with renal disease.


Weight management programs

Customised diet programs to achieve controlled weight loss, minimise hunger and avoid muscle loss



How does it work?

  1. All consultations for pets with medical needs require referral by the pet's regular veterinarian. If you own a pet that needs a home-prepared therapeutic diet, ask your vet to submit a referral (instructions below).

  2. Once we receive the referral, we will go ahead and complete the consult, and email the completed report and recipes back to the referring veterinarian. The veterinarian can then provide the report/recipes to the owner.

  3. Both the referring vet and the pet's owner are welcome to contact us by email with any questions or concerns.

  4. A tax invoice will be sent to the referring veterinarian's practice upon completion of the consultation. Payment can be made by either credit card or bank transfer. We do not invoice the owner directly for the consultation.

Advice regarding nutritional management for specific diseases will not be provided directly to clients. Consults must be initiated by the referring veterinarian, who has the most current knowledge of the patient.
This is because we can't and shouldn't provide medical recommendations directly to an owner we have never met, for a patient we have never seen face-to-face.

How do I refer a patient for a consult?

1) Please complete the online 'Veterinary referral  request' form here:

2) Ask the pet's owner to complete the 'Dietary history and ingredient preferences' form here (can be done separately/later/at home):

3) Once both forms are received, we will go ahead with the consult.

Contact us

For all enquiries please complete the form below, or email:

On weekends, we swap the textbooks and journal papers for cookbooks and travel guides, so our hours are: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm NZDT.

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