Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Nutrition Service!
Our appointments start at $273 for commercial diets and $437 for home-cooked diets. Both options include recommendations for up to 3 commercial diets and treats (if desired) which will be selected to meet your pet's medical conditions, nutritional needs, and preferences. The number of appropriate diets available for each pet will depend upon his or her individual needs/restrictions. We also will provide recommendations for a limited number of dietary supplements, when appropriate.
For home-cooked diet consultations, our consultation report will also include a recipe for one basic nutritionally balanced home-cooked diet to meet your pet's medical conditions, nutritional needs, and preferences. Additional recipes or more complex recipes can be formulated at additional cost if you choose.
For some conditions, diets, and feeding strategies, it can take considerable amounts of time to obtain appropriate information to make good recommendations. Please note that research to identify additional diet and treat options above those included in a standard consult may incur an additional fee based on the time required to investigate and identify appropriate products.
Your written report will outline our recommendations for your pet. If you have questions about our recommendations after receiving your report, you may contact us for clarification. Adjustments to the nutritional plan, research on additional diet options, or home-cooked diet recipe modifications after your report is sent may incur additional fees. Our nutritionists may recommend a recheck appointment to enable us to provide your pet with the best care.
If your pet’s health status changes (such as development of a new disease or indication for modification of your pet’s nutritional goals) or if it has been more than one year since your original consultation with us, we will recommend that you schedule an appointment to review your pet's needs to ensure that our recommendations are appropriate and up-to-date. All pets on a home-cooked diet should be re-evaluated at least yearly.
Please note: Due to the risk of bacterial and parasitic contamination of raw meat, which can be harmful to people and pets alike, we will not formulate recipes or make recommendations for raw meat diets or treats.
Due to increased risk of nutritional inadequacy, we also will not formulate home-cooked diet recipes for pets < 1 year of age except in cases where we feel that it is medically necessary.
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If you have difficulty filling out the online form, you may download and submit the Diet History Form as a Word Document
We recommend you set aside 20-30 minutes to complete this diet history form. It will be helpful if you gather the following information before you start as you will need it to complete this form:
Once you have this information available, click NEXT to begin.
Please list below the product names, flavors (if applicable) and amounts of ALL foods, treats, snacks, and any other foods that your pet is currently eating. This description should provide enough detail that we could purchase the exact same food. It should include “people foods” given as treats or at the table or as part of a homemade diet. For homemade diets and human foods, please include weights (grams or ounces) or common measures (cups, tablespoons) of each ingredient fed.
In order for us to make the best recommendations for your pet, the following items are requested. All laboratory tests should be dated within the last 6 months unless an exception is granted. For sick pets, more recent lab work may be needed. Please call 508-887-4696 if you have any questions.
If you or your veterinarians has any of the following, please check them off.
The above requested items may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 508-887-4363 Attn: Nutrition Liaison, or mailed to:
CLINICAL NUTRITION SERVICE
Attn: Nutrition Liaison
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536