Managing the anorexic cat involves both identification of the underlying disease process and provision of nutrition and other supportive care. Some cats can be coaxed to eat with simple interventions, such as warming the food and hand feeding. However, other patients will need assisted feeding to improve nutritional status. Early institution of tube feeding has a better outcome than waiting until the patient has end stage disease or is debilitated. This presentation will teach you how to successfully place and use nasogastric and esophagostomy feeding tubes in your feline patients.
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