Vet crèche is a pro-raw vet clinic, Adele is one of the only vets in Scotland that is an advocate of responsible raw feeding and has seen first-hand the difference raw feeding has made to her three dogs Fidget, Fergie and Tig. Tig the bulldog always had soft faeces until he started eating raw food! Fergie the French bulldog has skin allergies and will lick her feet; by performing an allergy blood test Adele was able to find out what specific meat proteins Fergie was allergic to and formulate a raw diet around these results, a truly bespoke diet just for Fergie and Adele can do this for your dog too!
If you are interested in raw food, then please have a read though our raw food section which contains an introduction to raw feeding and a raw feeding guide as well as a list of all our products and prices.
If you would like to change your dog to a raw food diet, then Adele can help you with a raw food consultation. During this consultation Adele will perform a thorough health assessment of your dog including a weight and body condition check, and a heart, skin and teeth check. Adele will have a thorough chat with you about your dogs level of exercise and any food intolerances you may have noticed for example anything that has caused vomiting, diarrhoea or itchiness in the past. By measuring your dog’s weight and body condition score Adele will advise you on how may grams of raw meat to feed per day. She will advise on the amount of meals your dog should have per day, for example large breeds should be fed a minimum of twice daily to prevent a gastric torsion. She will also advise you on appropriate raw treats for the size of your dog, for example a toy breed or small dog can be fed a chicken wing but a medium or large breed dog might try to eat this in one go and choke!
Allergy testing is a blood test which allows us to look for allergic reactions to food in your dog’s blood. All the test involves is a sample of blood taken from the blood vessel in your dog’s neck, this only takes a few seconds. We send this off to the lab and get a full food profile back within 7 days. Adele will spend time analysing these results, she will then formulate a full food profile for your dog and list everything they can and can’t eat. She will also advise on supplements. You can be safe in the knowledge that you are providing your dog with a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet. After all, you are what you eat and we want your dogs to be as healthy as possible! Please note that your dog may also have environmental allergies also, if your dog is not responding to a food trial then we can also perform an environmental allergy test to test for indoor and outdoor allergens. We can then order a bespoke immunotherapy injection for your dog which is given monthly under the skin.