Vetlicious was started out of necessity.
As Veterinarians we had had seen many pet's ailments and overall health improve after switching to a home cooked, fresh food diet. This was especially true when changing to elimination and low allergy diets.
However we also saw a lot of pet owners frustrated and overwhelmed by trying to provide a truly balanced diet - that is a diet that contains the correct amount of vitamins and minerals. We were always reluctant to recommend a fresh food diet because we both knew the risks of an unbalanced home prepared diet.
Nutritional deficiencies are one of those things that pets (and people) are rarely diagnosed with. If an essential vitamin or mineral is missing in a diet (human or animal), often you don't know about it in the short term, but longer term we know that not having a balanced diet can really affect health and lifespan. It can kill.
Often, pets (like people), will die prematurely of an unrelated condition, and no blame will ever be put on diet. But - what if, we could actually improve the quality of diets fed to our pets by feeding fresh, human grade, home-cooked foods while also ensuring they contain all the essential vitamins and minerals? And that's what we set out to do.
Vetlicious has been designed by veterinarians & veterinary nutritionists to overcome the issues we saw in preparing our own meals for our pets and allow pet owners to easily provide a balanced, home cooked diet.
We've designed Vetlicious to be affordable, palatable, and fully balanced for your dog following AAFCO guidelines.
Dr Steve Denley & Dr Kate Adams
Dr Steve Denley
Dr Steve graduated from the University of Queensland's Veterinary School in 1998 and has been working with pets for 20 years. He owns and operates his own integrative veterinary practice in Queensland, Balance Veterinary Care.
Dr Steve has a Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute and is a certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbologist. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in Animal Biomechanical Medicine.
His pets include Fred (Kelpie), Honey and Hazel (Dairy goats), chickens, ducks and of course, several children.
Dr Kate Adams
Dr Kate graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Western Australia in 2007. She has worked all over Australia for the last 11 years - country and city, but now calls Sydney home.
Dr Kate is the co-owner of Australia's most well known veterinary hospitals - Bondi Vet and you can often find her either helping pets at the hospital or catching some sun down on Bondi Beach.
She is passionate about preventive health and nutrition in pets, and can often be seen talking animals on various TV channels. Her pets include Ben (her 11 year old golden retriever) and Gilbert (19 year old ginger cat). Kate believes the secret to her pets health in old age is quality, fresh nutrition.