I just wanted to say that I am beyond impressed with what you have done so far with this software. I have been working really hard over the last six months to understand this program and at first it was daunting. At first, I thought that it was quite confusing and the interface was not user friendly. While that may be the case for your average pet owner, I believe that nutrition is not for the faint of heart and takes some serious researching to make sure it is balanced, and this program reflects that.
I recently purchased a diet from a board certified veterinary nutritionist and it didn't come cheap. I was very disappointed to receive the diet formulation about a month later that only included 3 ingredients and a BalanceIt supplement. While I have no problems with that supplement or company, I know that that diet must have taken this nutritionist all of 5 minutes to put together. However, I was thrilled to discover from an outside source that all of the vitamins and minerals in the recipes that I've been compiling from your software are spot on! I guess the point of this is to say that I've really been enjoying this program and I am eagerly awaiting the updates. Keep up the good work, you really do have fans out there who see the amount of effort you are putting into this.
Hi! I just downloaded Pet Recipe Designer and am learning how to use the program. I am just playing with the recipes a bit to see how a change in the amount of a particular ingredient (for example, kelp), changes the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. It works great, by the way, and is so interesting to watch how the nutrient analysis changes with modifications.
I have used PDD for a while and I really love it! It is really a good piece of software and with the next update it will be an amazing super calculator! (I just can't wait :D )
Thank you for creating Pet Diet Designer!
I'm so glad I found this software! I was sitting down getting ready to create spreadsheets to try and nutritionally balance a recipe based on instructions I found in Monica Segal's book K9 Kitchen. Then I thought geez this is going to be a lot of calculations, maybe I should write a program to do it (cause I'm a programmer). Then I thought, wait maybe someone has already done this! Yeah! I found you. It was kind of difficult and took a fair amount of searching.
Great job on the program it is really easy to use.
I recently started using this software and I am very happy with it. I was previously doing these calculations myself and this really saves me time. I have used BalanceIT in the past and been very happy with it as well, but this software gives me more flexibility and more options. It is useful not only for preparing 100% homemade recipes, but also for evaluating store-bought food and also preparing recipes that are part store-bought and part homemade.
Thank you for making this software available! It is very powerful and allows me to give high quality balanced meals to my pets.
I'm very happy with the program! Just what I have been looking for. For a diet we have been feeding our dog I found that I had to add some fish oil, bone meal and canola oil to balance the diet. All in small amounts. Perfect! Well done.
I absolutely love this program! I'm able to create healthy raw meals for my pup, and know that she's getting everything she needs because I can see all of the nutrient levels like vitamins, minerals, macro nutrients, and micro nutrients. This software is really easy to use and is just absolutely amazing!
A must have if you want to make your own dog food - if you are going to the trouble, you might as well get it right! Badly formulated diets with well-intentioned pet owners can have devastating results - the whole point is to make our furry friends as healthy as can be!
Absolutely love this software! If you are on the fence about it, just try it. I love being about to completely customize my dog's diet and make sure it is balanced. Can't wait for the updates!
Invaluable software! Simple to use but offers so much functionality and information.
My two dogs have never been so happy! Thank you for this awesome software!!
Love this program and am very much looking forward to the new update this year!!! Keep up the amazing work!
The report in the Reports section is wonderful! Love the NRC comparisons and totals for nutrients like the fatty acids, lets me know instantly if I need to be thinking about adding something like EPA/DHA.
I have a diabetic cat, and would love to be able to keep track of his nutrition...I think the recipes section will help many diabetic pet owners, because truly that's the best way to moderate exactly what's in their diet.
Thank you for this great product...I have been searching everywhere for an easy way to create complete and balanced meals for my dogs but the books and spreadsheets were too complicated. WELL WORTH THE MONEY!