North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Client Nutrition Consultation Request
Clinical Nutrition Service

North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone 919-513-6871    Fax 919-513-6905  
Email: NCSUVetNutrition@gmail.com

Owner Information
Veterinarian Information:
Nutrition Services Requested:
Pet Information

 

Diet History
List commercial diets tried (required)
Dry, Moist, or Wet Brand Flavor Cups fed per meal* # meals per day
Example: Dry Purina Lamb and Rice 1 3

Supplements (commercially prepared): i.e. vitamins/minerals
Brand name Flavor Active ingredient & dose Amount per day
Example: Veto-Sci FO none Fish oil 200 mg 1 capsule

Please complete the following pages if interested in a homemade diet formulation:

Homemade Diet Questionnaire

Please fill out the following questionnaire to the best of your ability if you would like to home cook for this pet.  This will help us formulate an appropriate diet that both you and your pet will enjoy.

Out of the following choices, please indicate which protein sources your pet has consumed in the past, is currently consuming or would likely consume going forward.  In the comments section, indicate any protein sources that you would or would not prefer to use.

Ingredient Consumed in Past Currently Eating Likely to Eat Comments
Chicken
Liver (type)
Turkey
Beef
Pork
Lamb
Duck
Rabbit
Venison
Kangaroo
Ostrich
Bison
Fish (type)
Egg
Cheese (type)
Cottage cheese
Soybean (tofu)
Yogurt
Peanut butter
Cream cheese
Chickpea
Pinto Beans

Out of the following choices, please indicate which carbohydrate sources your pet has consumed in the past, is currently consuming or would most likely consume going forward.  In the comments section, indicate any carbohydrate sources that you either would or would not prefer to use.

Ingredient Consumed in Past Currently Eating Likely to Eat Comments
White rice
Brown rice
Barley
Oats
Pasta (type)
White potato
Sweet potato
Lentils
Green beans
Carrots
Corn
Spinach
Green peas
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Squash (type)

 

 

Please list all treats that your pet currently gets and/or any treats that you would like to have us try to incorporate into a balanced diet.


Brand name / Food item
Flavor Size # per day

 

Vitamin Mineral Supplementation for homemade diet:
Many individual foodstuffs have been reported to be good sources of specific vitamins and/or minerals, but none are sufficiently concentrated to meet the pet’s nutritional requirements. Providing vitamins and minerals in a concentrated (dry or liquid) form is biologically appropriate, cost effective and the most accurate in the smallest amounts possible. Therefore, the recipes that we formulate will include commercial vitamin-mineral supplementations.
You have 2 options for vitamin-mineral supplementation to the home cooked recipes

  • The first is tablet (1 gram/pill) form of human supplements. Typically, 5 to 7 over-the-counter human supplement products are needed to balance a home cooked diet properly for a dog or cat. This is not recommended for pets under 30lbs or those difficult to pill.
  • The second option is a powdered vitamin-mineral product [BalanceIT® from www.BalanceIT.com or Vitamin & Mineral Mix for Home Cooking from www.mypetgrocer.com.] These are all-in-one powdered products specifically designed for cats and dogs fed homemade diet. These products can be obtained by placing an order online or by phone.

We will provide you with all the information necessary to obtain either type of supplement. Please know there will be a reformulation fee ($55) to change from one type of supplement to another (pill to powder; powder to pill).

We receive no financial rewards for recommending any of the vitamin mineral supplements.