Providing diet consultations in relation to health and disease management
Our clinical nutrition service provides consultations on nutrition in health and on the nutritional management of diseases to optimize the health of dogs and cats. This includes obesity management, homemade diet formulation, critical care nutrition, and commercial diet recommendations for dogs and cats who are healthy or have various metabolic problems.
This service does not see patients through the typical appointment process. Instead, the consultation is handled through an online form and through phone and email communications. As a result, this service cannot provide prescription diets.
How we can help:
- Homemade diet formulation including raw food diets
- Obesity management
- Therapeutic diet recommendations
- Critical care nutrition including placement of feeding tubes
- Recommendations for nutrition in healthy pets
- Supplements and nutriceuticals
The nutrition service is staffed by Dr. Joe Bartges, who is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience and has made advances in the fields of companion animal nutrition and internal medicine.