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Clinical Nutrition

Friendship Clinical Nutrition Service


Whether a happy, healthy puppy or a finicky, mature kitty, the Friendship Clinical Nutrition Service offers a caring and collaborative approach to treating and supporting its patients.  The FHA Clinical Nutrition team provides optimal nutritional support by acting as an adjunct to appropriate medical and surgical therapies.  By partnering with the referring clinician, client, and specialist(s), we are able to provide the highest level of care for your patient.

Services offered:

  • Interpretation of routine and advanced nutritional laboratory results
  • In-person, video, and phone appointments/ consultations
  • Tailored dietary treatment plans
    • Assisted feeding (i.e. feeding tube)
    • Commercial diet recommendations and guidelines
    • Healthy pet (including growth) nutrition
    • Healthy treats and food toppers
    • Homemade recipe formulations
    • Weight loss for obese and overweight patients

In addition to supporting healthy pets, our nutritionists are ready to treat a wide variety of medical conditions and symptoms including, but not limited to:

  • Acute and chronic enteropathies/ GI disease
    • Includes chronic/ intermittent vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Anorexia/ dysrexia/ hyporexia
  • Canine cognitive dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diet-responsive/ food allergic disease
    • Includes dermatologic and GI manifestations
  • Electrolyte abnormalities involving:
    • Calcium
    • Potassium
    • Sodium
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
  • Hyperlipidemia
    • Includes managing elevated triglycerides, cholesterol, and/or chylomicrons
  • Hypertension
  • Liver disease
    • Including acute and chronic liver issues, portosystemic shunts and liver failure
  • Megaesophagus
    • And other motility disorders
  • Neoplasia/ cancer
  • Obesity
  • Orthopedic disease
    • Including osteoarthritis and developmental disease
  • Pancreatic disease
    • Includes pancreatitis and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Proteinuria
  • Uro/ cysto/ nephrolithiasis (urinary stones)
    • Stone analysis results ideal

How to refer: COMING SOON!

Thank you for your interest in referring!  We are working diligently to set up  the FHA Clinical Nutrition Service to best meet your pet’s and/or patient’s medical and nutritional needs.  At this time, we anticipate accepting new patients and clients starting in summer of 2022.  Thank you for your patience; we look forward to working with you soon!

Friendship provides state of the art, comprehensive services for our clients and patients. But, more than that, we provide a caring team who understands the unique human-animal bond. View Our Services

COVID-19 Update: Friendship is currently open. Due to ongoing concern revolving around COVID-19, we have implemented additional guidelines and protocols to ensure we can continue caring for your pets. Visit for the latest update.