A veterinary nutritionists advice on client-requested diet curiosities

September 10, 2015
Rebecca L. Remillard, PhD, DVM, DACVN

Dr. Remillard established Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, Inc., an independent consulting service for veterinary professionals and pet owners seeking nutritional advice, in Hollister, North Carolina, in 1989.

Dr. Rebecca Remillard's expert opinions from the frontline

What are your clients feeding their pets? Help them help you.

If you have difficulty remembering what you had for breakfast yourself, let alone the brand of food you gave your pet, your clients are likely in the same boat. Since pets' diets are important exam room information Dr. Rebecca Remillard of Veterinary Nutritional Consultations Inc. in Hollister, North Carolina is here with a few tips to help your clients come up with the answer. Dr. Sarah Wooten interviews.

Click to the next page to see how to address alternative diet requests.


Addressing your veterinary clients' alternative diet requests

Alternative diets can be a hot topic in your clinic. When a client brings an unknown product into your clinic, Dr. Rebecca Remillard has three quick questions veterinarians can ask themselves to determine whether the requested diet will be safe and adequate for the pet.

Click to the next page to know how to handle clients supplementing an already complete and balanced diet.


Veterinary clients adding to a complete and balanced diet

Starting with a complete and balanced diet is admirable, but Dr. Rebecca Remillard says pet owners can unbalance a meal by adding to it.

Click to the next page to hear the potential problems with grain-free, high-protein diets.


Potential problems with grain-free, high-protein dog diets

Gastrointestinal problems? Struvite crystalluria? Dr. Rebecca Remillard addresses Dr. Sarah Wooten's experiences with clients feeding their dogs grain-free, high-protein diets.

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