Starting in 2020, the Nutrition Service is prioritizing current patients of one of our Tufts Veterinary Medical Center Hospitals and no longer offers remote consultations or nutrition appointments for non-Tufts patients, with the exception of pets with heart disease as their primary problem (see below). To help your pet get seen as soon as possible to address their nutrition needs, there is a directory of Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionists at https://acvn.org/directory that allows you to search by location or by veterinary nutritionists who offer remote consultations with pet owners.
Visit our resources on Petfoodology.org where we have covered many pet nutrition topics ranging from how to select the best food for your pet to supplements and more.
Please read the following before proceeding. After reading this, we will ask you a series of questions to which you must agree in order to be referred for a home-cooked diet with our service.
Before you request a consultation, please identify the ingredients that you are willing to cook and that you know your pet will eat. If you have not tried a home-cooked diet before, please test ingredients (one protein, one carbohydrate, and one fat) with your pet to ensure they will eat them prior to requesting a consultation with the Nutrition Service. Swapping or rotating ingredients will unbalance your pet’s diet and is not recommended.
Please see our website for more details.