Nutritional Management of Hospitalized Small Animals by Daniel L. Chan

By Daniel L. Chan

Nutritional administration of Hospitalized Small Animals offers veterinarians, veterinary scholars and technicians a finished connection with the most recent info in terms of the rules and perform of dietary aid in small animals that require hospitalization.

  • Represents the definitive source for small animal veterinarians in offering optimum dietary help for his or her sufferers in the course of hospitalization
  • Discusses and demonstrates the main up to date ideas on hand for effectively enforcing dietary help for hospitalized small animal patients
  • Provides step by step pictorial directions on how you can enforce the main acceptable recommendations for specific patients
  • Reveals anticipated results and attainable issues in addition to suggestions to lessen threat of complications

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In one study, the most common complications seen with the use of nasogastric ­feeding tubes were vomiting, diarrhea and inadvertent tube removal, which occurred in 37% of patients (Abood and Buffington, 1992). , i­rritation of nasal passages, sneezing) can occur during the placement of the tube or as a consequence of the in‐dwelling tube. , 2013). To prevent ­ inadvertent use of the nasoesophageal tube for ­anything other than feeding, the feeding tube should be clearly labelled. , 2008). Tracheal intubation The most serious complication associated with placement of this type of tube is inadvertent tracheal intubation.

Indications for parenteral nutrition include intractable vomiting or diarrhea; anesthesia or lack of a gag reflex; recovery from severe gastric or intestinal resection; poor anesthetic candidate for proper feeding tube placement; or inability to meet full energy requirements via the enteral route. , 2011). 5 A dog whose gastrointestinal tract is severely dysfunctional and is receiving parenteral nutritional support. Parenteral nutrition may be administered via a central or peripheral venous catheter (see Chapter 10).

The end of the tube that ends up outside the stomach). Detailed instructions are usually provided in these commercial kits to demonstrate accurate p ­ lacement of the tube. Tube sizes vary depending on the available kits but in general a 15 French tube is suitable for cats and small dogs and a 20–24 French tube for medium‐ sized dogs. PEG tube placement also requires flexible video endoscopy and competency in its use (Armstrong and Hardie, 1990). Technique for peg tube placement A step‐by‐step description of the PEG tube technique is described below: 1 The patient is anesthetized and placed in right lateral recumbency.

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