The VetChef team

What is Therapeutic home-cooking - and how can it help your patients?

This slide deck is from Dr Gray's presentation at the London Vet Show in November 2021 and is a great introduction to therapeutic home cooking for dogs and the role it can play in managing the long-term health in cases where traditional prescription diets are not accepted or appropriate.

VetChef Pro resources for vets

We've brought together a range of useful resources for vets including our quick guide recipes for everyday use in the clinic, and a detailed look at the science behind therapeutic home cooking from our Head of Nutrition, Dr Charlie Gray

VetChef Pro Quick Recipe Guides

The following recipes are designed for patients with mild, short-term health issues such as dietary upsets. These recipes are not nutritionally balanced for long-term feeding and so should not be used for more than 2 weeks without clinical supervision.

Simple Chicken & Rice for Gastrointestinal Upsets (Adult)

Dogs with short-term gastrointestinal upsets often benefit from a highly digestible home-cooked recipe for a few days. This recipe guide helps to ensure appropriate calories levels for dogs during convalescence.

Instructions:

  1. Weigh out the ingredients (all weights are for uncooked ingredients)

  2. Chop the chicken breast into small pieces

  3. Add the rice, chicken and water to a pan and bring to the boil

  4. Simmer gently for around 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until the rice is cooked. Add more water if required during cooking

  5. Allow to cool thoroughly before serving

Please note that this recipe is not nutritionally balanced and is intended for short term use only (up to 2 weeks)

Simple Chicken & Rice for Gastrointestinal Upsets (Puppy)

Puppies with short-term gastrointestinal upsets often benefit from a highly digestible home-cooked recipe for a few days. This recipe guide helps to ensure appropriate calories levels for puppies during convalescence.

Instructions:

  1. Weigh out the ingredients (all weights are for uncooked ingredients)

  2. Chop the chicken breast into small pieces

  3. Add the rice, chicken and water to a pan and bring to the boil

  4. Simmer gently for around 15 minutes, stirring regularly, until the rice is cooked. Add more water if required during cooking

  5. Allow to cool thoroughly before serving

This table is intended for use with growing puppies. Rapidly growing large breed puppies under 6 months should increase these amounts by 15%. Please note that this recipe is not nutritionally balanced and is intended for short term use only (up to 2 weeks)