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Fidu and Hill’s Pet Nutrition partner to offer free veterinary nutrition teleconsultation service
Free for a limited time, this consultation service offers custom-tailored nutrition plans with board-certified veterinary nutritionists.
Fidu and Hill’s Pet Nutrition have joined forces to offer clinicians free access to one-on-one nutrition consultations with board-certified veterinary nutritionists via Fidu’s virtual veterinary care platform. The nutrition consultations, which can normally cost upwards of $200, are free for a limited time to specialist and general practice veterinary professionals.
“From inquiries about senior dogs with age-related sarcopenia or cats with disease-related cachexia, evaluating the nutrient profile of a client’s home-prepared pet food, evaluate an ideal diet for dogs at risk of cardiac disease or cats with comorbidities—to advice on devising ways to make foods more palatable for dysrexic pets or instituting an assisted-feeding protocol in critically ill patients—we help veterinarians optimize patient care,” said Mike Robbins, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), veterinary nutritionist at Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Fidu veterinary nutrition consultant.
To receive this free consultation service, practitioners must visit FiduVet.com and upload the patient’s relevant medical records and diet history accompanied by their nutrition questions. They can then schedule a video or telephone consultation or opt to receive only a written report. A veterinary nutrition specialist then reviews the submitted information and provides dietary recommendations during the scheduled consultation customized for the patient and client. Each virtual visit is conducted by a dedicated nutrition specialist that provides continuity of care throughout the case. Every consultation comes with a written report, supporting documents, client education materials, and if needed, a follow-up.
"Fidu’s virtual consultation experience amplifies the medical expertise veterinarians can deliver to their clients. Strengthening patient care through expert, targeted nutritional guidance—all while saving time—allows veterinarians to efficiently concentrate on helping clients boost their pets’ health," saidSue Ettinger, DVM DACVIM (Oncology), Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Fidu.
Additionally, proper nutrition supports wellness and can help manage illness, something pet parents are increasingly aware of, thus boosting the demand for custom nutrition plans.
“Fidu is honored to partner with Hill’s Pet Nutrition so veterinarians everywhere can readily connect with invaluable nutritional expertise," said Eric Garcia, Chief of Business Development and co-founder of Fidu. "Our nutrition consultation team helps veterinarians optimize the use of food as medicine, which also helps vets ensure that their clients continue to foster that special ‘food as love’ bond with their pets in the healthiest way.
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