Why Book an In-Home Pet Nutrition Consultation?

Your BetterVet team is your expert source for questions and concerns about the best foods for your pet, how much to feed them, and their optimal weight.

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Customized Diet Plan

We will gather information about your pet’s age, appetite, weight, and lifestyle. Based on this information, we'll make recommendations for your pet's nutritional needs.

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Stress-Free Consultation

Our veterinary teams provide Nutritional Consulting during an in-home Wellness Exam so your pet can stay in the relaxed environment of home.

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Expert Nutritional Advice

All of our veterinarians have completed a comprehensive curriculum that includes pet nutrition and its impact on long-term health.

Our Cat & Dog Nutrition Counseling Process

Nutrition counseling is an important component of our in-home Pet Wellness Exams. We allow 30-45 minutes for this appointment type to allow time for all your questions and concerns.

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Thorough Health Check-Up

In addition to a thorough head-to-tail physical exam, your veterinarian will ask questions about your pet’s history, food preferences, and diet.

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Formulating a Nutritional Plan

During the in-home visit, your veterinarian can make personalized recommendations for your pet, which may include the best foods and supplements to give your pet and how much to feed them.

Dr. Kingsley setting up a pet's nutritional plan during appointment.

Continuous Support & Follow-Up

Before the end of your pet’s Wellness Exam, your veterinary team will provide guidance on follow-up appointments, nutritional recommendations, and any necessary referrals.

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

What Our Clients Say

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Courtni Walsh
BetterVet Boston

Bettervet helped our family with informative pointers in regards to our 5 year old Lab Rosie. Doctor Scott Perry had a lot of insight to what is best for nutrition and weight management, which orthopedic procedure would be the best fit, and also advice on lifestyle changes. Our dog suffers from bilateral hip dysplasia and moderate CCL disruption. It has been a pleasure to have this company available to our resource. Thank you!

Camille DiCostanzo
BetterVet Chicago
We couldn’t be more pleased with the extremely professional and compassionate care rendered by "the BetterVet team" to our ‘cranky’ cat Sarah. It was so comforting to see how well Sarah responded to their calm demeanor and gentle touch. And we definitely appreciated the nutritional advice offered since we have been clueless as to how best to feed our elderly cat. We will most definitely follow up on the advice given and plan regular check-ups from now on. Thanks so much!
Dana Zimmer
BetterVet Vancouver
"The BetterVet team" were so fantastic! Our two, indoor only, kitties went on a hunger strike and and we couldn’t get into our brick and mortar vet’s office until over a week away. We were able to secure a mobile vet appointment with BetterVet within 48 hours of calling. They arrived super promptly and even sent a text when they were ten minutes away. They were very gentle with our scared kitties and very thorough with explaining everything. We would 100% use BetterVet again. Thank you for helping ease our minds and helping our furbabies feel better again!!!
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BetterVet Chicago
We have been looking for a home vet for our very skittish cats for a long time, and we are so glad to have found BetterVet Chicago. "The BetterVet team" were absolutely wonderful! They were very patient, understanding (our poor cats kept trying to flee), and knowledgeable. They readily had recommendations for other home vet technicians (e.g., dental care) as well as resources to help de-chonk our cats, which I was thankful for. I also appreciated that they followed up with us a week after the visit to ensure our cats were still doing well! We'll definitely use their home vet services again in the future!

Veterinary Nutrition Assessment Breakdown

Our in-home veterinarians include nutritional counseling during your pet’s wellness exam and a discussion and review of your pet’s food intake, habits, and body condition (weight).

Veterinary Nutrition Consultation

During your pet’s checkup, our expert veterinary team will evaluate your pet’s dietary history, current food intake, allergies, and overall health and provide recommendations tailored to your pet’s individual needs.

Custom Diet Planning

If you need guidance about your pet’s nutrition, we will be happy to work with you to create the best plan for your pet, considering factors like age, health, and nutritional requirements.

Weight Management

If your pet is overweight or underweight, your veterinarian will provide guidance on how to maintain or reach an optimal weight for your pet.

Prescriptions & Supplements

Your pet’s nutrition plan may include recommendations for dietary supplements and custom food to support your pet’s long-term health.

How Much Should You Feed Your Pet?

Take our Nutrition Calculator quiz to estimate the amount of food your pet needs each day.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a veterinary nutrition consultation take?

Nutritional consultations take place during an in-home Wellness Exam, which typically lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.

Do I need to prepare anything for the nutrition consultation?

Please prepare to give your veterinary team information about your pet’s history (nutrition, food allergies, prescription medications, etc.), current diet and treats (including packaging), and any questions you would like to discuss during your appointment.

How soon can I schedule a nutrition consultation appointment?

To schedule a nutrition consultation, go to our website or app and choose Wellness Exam. We have same-day and next-day appointments in many locations.

What happens if my pet has specific dietary requirements or allergies?

Your veterinary team will help make the best plan for your pet’s nutrition and make pet food recommendations, considering any dietary requirements, allergies, and health conditions, and provide outside referrals if necessary.

Are there any post-consultation follow-ups or support available?

Before the end of your in-home visit, your veterinary team will set up follow-up appointments and provide any necessary referrals or prescriptions for your pet.

What qualifications do your veterinary nutrition consultants have?

BetterVet doctors are not board-certified nutritionists, however all of our veterinarians have completed a comprehensive nutrition curriculum. For a board-certified veterinary nutritionist in your area as well as to access other information about pet nutrition, visit the American College of Veterinary Nutrition online.

Can the nutritional plan be adjusted if my pet doesn’t adapt well to it?

Our veterinarians are available for follow-up visits, as well as virtual veterinary appointments should you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s nutritional plan. 

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