I just wanted to point out a web site I found recently which offers excellent information on pet nutrition. PetDiets.com is the site of Veterinary Nutritional Consultations, Inc. (VNC). This organization is a independent consulting group that provides nutrition information for veterinarians and for pet owners. It is run by Dr. Rebecca Remillard, a board-certified veterinary nutritionist.
For clients interested in feeding a homemade diet, I always recommend consulting a veterinary nutritionist. Homemade diets can be an excellent feeding option, but they are notorious for being nutritionally inadequate (1), and the advice of a nutritionist can help pet owners avoid unintentionally feeding inappropriate diets.
I also like the extensive collection of pet owner questions Dr. Remillard has answered and posted on her site. She provides clear, comprehensive, and science-based answers to hundreds of questions regarding homemade and commercial diets, nutritional supplements, and other nutrition-related topics.
1. Lauren , S., et al, Computer analysis of nutrient sufficiency of published home-cooked diets for dogs and cats. Proc ACVIM Forum 2005.