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The NAVTA Journal

Featured Article of the Month

Feeding Tube Placement, Use and Maintenance

Authored by Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Dogs and cats that are unable or unwill- ing to eat may bene t from being fed via a feeding tube. The type of feeding tube chosen is determined by a number of factors, including the length of time the patient is expected to require tube feeding, the diet type to be fed, and if the patient may safely be anesthetized. Placement of a feeding tube should be strongly consid- ered for any patient that has not eaten at least 75% of its resting energy requirement for three days or more.   .... Read more



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