Fresh Custom Cat and Dog Food Recipes

What is custom pet food?

Custom pet food is a buzz term in today’s pet food world. Fresh pet food companies promise customization using online algorithms but none work personally with your veterinarian and/or a pet nutritionist to prepare fresh pet food based on your pet’s unique dietary needs the way we do.

Why choose custom pet food?


Your Pet Needs a Special Diet

Your companion needs a special diet due to disease, allergy, or other medical conditions.

PCPF works directly with your veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist to source ingredients and prepare a recipe specific to your pets’ unique dietary needs, as determined by your veterinarian or a veterinary nutritionist. Veterinarian approval is required for all therapeutic diets.

How do I obtain custom pet food for my dog or cat?


We’ll Work With Your Own Veterinarian

Bring us a recipe approved by your veterinarian or nutritionist and we will source ingredients and prepare food for your companion.

We’ll Refer You to a Veterinary Nutritionist

If you do not have a veterinarian or nutritionist able to create a custom recipe, we work with and recommend the veterinarians listed below, who together have over 100 years of animal nutrition experience.


PCPF Veterinary Nutritionists

PCPF’s team of veterinary nutritionists are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN), and their respective state Veterinary Medical Associations. Some are also Ph.D.s in Animal Nutrition.


Dr. Rebecca Remillard, Ph.D, DVM, DACVM

Founder of

Dr. Remillard is one of only 94 Diplomates of Veterinary Nutrition with the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN). She owns, an organization of veterinary nutritionists that provides fee-based nutritional consultations, custom diets, and general nutritional information. Dr. Remillard is also the author of 19 publications about animal nutrition and co-editor of Small Animal Clinical Nutrition5th edition, the premier textbook for veterinarians. Contact Dr. Remillard for a consultation at


Dr. Donna Raditic, DVM, DACVN, CVA

Dr. Donna M. Raditic completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was a Professor for the Nutrition and the Integrative Medicine Services at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and now publishes and lectures nationally and internationally on nutrition, supplements, and integrative veterinary medicine. Contact Dr. Raditic for a consultation at or [email protected] with the subject line: Referral from Paul’s Custom Pet Food.


Dr. Laura Gaylord, DVM, DACVN

Dr. Gaylord completed her degree at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and her clinical nutrition residency at the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. She is currently collaborating with a team of independent consultants to provide homemade diets and phone consultations by referral only for medical patients across the country and outside the United States and is a lead participant in supplement review projects for various national brands of supplements seeking validation and evidence-based medicine for products. Contact Dr. Gaylord for a consultation at


Please note that we are not veterinarians or pet nutritionists, nor can we diagnose an illness or prescribe a diet for your pet without the input of a veterinarian or nutritionist. We will make suggestions for your pet based on the information you provide us. If you are not currently working with a pet professional, we recommend you consult with a veterinarian if you have any concerns about your pet’s health. We will not contradict the advice of your pet professional, especially if medications or other treatments are being used. Paul’s Custom Pet Food is not responsible for any charges for consultations with a veterinarian or nutritionist incurred by you pursuant to the formulation of custom meals. 

While we have had excellent results with custom diets, we cannot guarantee a custom-formulated meal will treat or cure any condition. We recommend all changes in diet be made under the direction and supervision of your veterinarian. We create recipes by hand in our human-food kitchen according to relevant laws for human food. We are not responsible for any injuries or damages with respect to your supplementation, food preparation, handling, storage, or feeding method. Please see our FAQs page for information about food handling.