Homemade Veterinary Diets: When Should They Be Used?

November 8, 2017

Homemade veterinary diets, when formulated and prepared appropriately, can provide complete and balanced nutrition only for certain pets. Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, explains when homemade diets are appropriate for patients.

Homemade veterinary diets, when formulated and prepared appropriately, can provide complete and balanced nutrition only for certain pets. Martha Cline, DVM, DACVN, clinical veterinary nutritionist at Red Bank Hospital in New Jersey, explains when homemade diets are appropriate for patients.

When pets have kidney disease, poor appetite for commercial pet food products, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, or when there isn't a good commercial product available or their specific needs, a homemade diet may be used.