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Awesome source for homemade dog food recipies

Postby ZiggysMom » Thu May 22, 2008 11:39 pm

I just thought I'd pass on a great link for all you peeps out there who like to feed your dogs homemade diets. We all know what a hassle it can be to make sure the diet is complete and balanced nutrition... this site is made by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist (not your average vet who you guys all love to dis for poor nutrition knowledge).

What they do is have you choose the main ingredients you'd like to use in your diet, say, chicken and potatoes or oatmeal and beef or whatever. Then they send you a detailed recipe, and they'll even make you a custom supplement tailored specifically to the recipe they made for you!

That way you can get all the benefits of fresh food and ingredients without sacrificing the nutrition or missing out on important trace nutrients that we usually don't even think about.

http://www.BalanceIt.com

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Postby ZiggysMom » Thu May 22, 2008 11:50 pm

oh, one more thing--- go to the "help" link for a great FAQ that is the best way to find out what the site is all about.

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Postby 6pak » Fri May 23, 2008 12:49 am

That looks very interesting. The link I posted in other threads, that does a similar service but specializes in animals with medical conditions, wasn't to well received because the founder of the site is like one of only sixty people in the world who have the combined qualifications of a PH.D. in animal nutrition, a D.V.M. and a DACVN, she had a FAQ and she said what the scientific facts were on raw and certain ingredients. Some of the food snobs were not happy at all. I hope yours is a little better received here. I will definitely check it out. :thumbsup:

Here is a link to mine
http://www.petdiets.com/default.asp?Men ... outvnc.asp

We can make this a DACVN thread! :peace: What could be more helpful?

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Postby pblove » Fri May 23, 2008 9:04 am

is there a fee to use thsi link/service?

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Postby 6pak » Fri May 23, 2008 10:40 am

pblove wrote:is there a fee to use thsi link/service?


For the on ZiggysMom posted, this is the price range,
1 Recipe $20
2 Recipes $30†
3 or more Recipes $12.50/each†

For the link I posted, Healthy pets
The first diet costs $25. All subsequent diets ordered for the same species, i.e. cat or dog, costs $12. To receive this reduced rate, you must purchase the diets at the same time. If you would like to add another diet to your cart, select the "continue shopping" button.


Medical conditions

We specialize in making sound dietary and nutritional recommendations for dogs and cats with medical conditions. Your pet may be sick and not eating the recommended diet well. Your pet may have more than one medical condition for which there is no single best commercial pet food. We make recommendations and formulate diets based on current principles of dietary management and the pets’ food preferences. We offer choices based on the known current scientific literature and our clinical experience.

This is a Nutritional Consultation through your primary care Veterinarian:
Your primary care veterinarian as a vital partner in the care of your pet. Legally, we must work through your veterinarian because we do not have a primary doctor/patient/client relationship with you. We work as a specialty consultant to your veterinarian. Our recommendations will be sent directly to your veterinarian for review and you will be notified when the information has been sent to his or her office.

Client Education:
We also consider client education an important part of our mission and service. We provide you with the most current information specific to your pets’ medical condition(s) in an understandable prose written specifically for pet owners. We’ll provide you with Client Education Sheet(s) written & edited by veterinary specialists on the specific medical condition(s) that relate to your dog or cat.

Click Here for Types of Nutritional Recommendations

Recommendations:
We will send our written recommendations to your veterinarian via e-mail, fax, or postal address at your request. You will be asked to provide this contact information. We will complete our recommendations generally within 10-14 business days of receiving all medical information. Our charge for a personalized Nutritional Consultation is $250 for your first pet, but then discounted ($100) for second pet or discounted further ($50) for the third pet in the same household IF different diet formulations are required. Most times, we can design a diet that accommodates more than one dog or cat in the household.

This fee covers product research, review of medical information and a diet formulation. It also covers all questions you may have about our diet recommendations. Food substitutions are offered if appropriate. Please understand there is an additional charge of $100 to reformulate another homemade diet if you should later request a change in ingredients, foods or supplements that were not previously specified or if the pet should develop another medical condition.

Adding supplements to homemade diets for dogs or cats can be cumbersome and difficult to do properly. We primarily and most often suggest an all-in-one supplement designed specifically for dogs or cats fed a homemade diet. This product line of supplements is called BalanceIT®. However, other supplement options are possible if appropriate.

Our guarantee is that our dietary recommendations will be nutritionally complete and balanced for your pet’s medical condition. Dietary options will be discussed if appropriate. One nutritional profile is determined for your pet but food substitutions within that recipe are offered if appropriate. If you are not satisfied for any reason, please Contact Us for further information and resolution.

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Postby Timas Mom » Fri May 23, 2008 10:00 pm

to get a free recipe, go through the whole thing as if you were to pay, then use the promo code

"homemade"

1 free recipe....be sure to click"with human supplements" so that you don't need their s

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Postby El_EmDubya » Fri May 23, 2008 10:47 pm

In the interest of full disclosure, this is the conversation that 6pak was referencing:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=93793&highlight=

www.BalanceIt.com and www.petdiets.com are links on the AAVN and ACVN sites.

I think it would be very interesting to have +30 of us submit our recipes to see the recommendations. Just a thought.


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