By Daniel L. Chan
Nutritional administration of Hospitalized Small Animals offers veterinarians, veterinary scholars and technicians a complete connection with the most recent info with regards to the rules and perform of dietary help in small animals that require hospitalization.
- Represents the definitive source for small animal veterinarians in delivering optimum dietary aid for his or her sufferers in the course of hospitalization
- Discusses and demonstrates the main updated ideas to be had for effectively imposing dietary help for hospitalized small animal patients
- Provides step by step pictorial directions on easy methods to enforce the main acceptable recommendations for specific patients
- Reveals anticipated results and attainable issues besides innovations to reduce possibility of complications
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As with any mode of enteral support, gastrointestinal and metabolic complications can occur. Nutritional assessment, monitoring, and treatment modifications are indicated for every patient. Vomiting may occur if the gruel is not warmed to a proper temperature or delivered too quickly. Decreasing the bolus volume and increasing feeding frequency may help patients with vomiting or diarrhea. Antiemetics or motility modifiers may also be indicated. The nutrient composition of the diet or some medications may contribute to adverse gastrointestinal signs and may need to be modified.
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Summary Esophagostomy tube feeding is a safe and well‐tolerated technique and offers an effective means of enteral nutritional support in animals. Appropriate patient selection and adherence to proper placement and feeding techniques are imperative. As with any mode of nutritional support, diligent patient moni toring and client education are required. , 2003). Esophagostomy feeding tubes in dogs and cats 39 Key Points • Esophagostomy feeding tubes are a safe and effective means of providing enteral nutritional support for appropriately selected veterinary patients.
Nutritional Management of Hospitalized Small Animals by Daniel L. Chan