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What is therapeutic home cooking?

Nutrition plays a key role in the long-term health management of dogs with a wide range of medical conditions such as renal disease, diabetes, IBD and pancreatitis. Modern prescription diets can provide excellent nutritional support in these cases - however, for many dogs and owners, these diets aren't well accepted, and compliance, and therefore nutrition management, is often poor.

Therapeutic home cooking, where pet parents prepare clinically balanced meals at home for their dogs, offers vets and their patients an alternative approach, either alongside a traditional prescription diet or as an alternative in cases where processed foods are not working.

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Can home-cooked food provide safe clinical nutrition?


Until the arrival of VetChef, the answer to this question would be 'not easily' - the internet is littered with unsafe, inappropriate recipes making it almost impossible for vets or owners to find suitable recipes to support their dog's health needs without the expense and time involved in consulting a clinical nutritionist.


VetChef is dedicated to providing safe, clinically appropriate recipes for dogs with a range of medical conditions, and making therapeutic home cooking a viable alternative for vets and their patients. Our recipes and supplements are formulated to meet the same nutritional guidelines as commercial prescription diets, and are personalised for each dog to ensure they perfectly meet every patient's individual nutritional and energy requirements.

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