Nutrition Notes

Nutritional Support of Dogs and Cats After Surgery

When considering how to best manage and support postoperative surgical cases as it relates to nutritional intervention and gastrointestinal (GI) health, implementing perioperative care strategies can provide a more favorable recovery.

Catabolism in the Critical Patient

Greater awareness of cachexia will help provide practical approaches to managing body weight and lean body mass in dogs and cats, as well as more directed targets for treatment.

Key Nutritional Factors in Treating Pancreatitis

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are one of the leading causes for which pets present to veterinary hospitals. When managing a patient nutritionally, the health care team should be knowledgeable of key nutritional factors and their impact.

Feeding the Critical Canine and Feline Patient

MEETING NUTRITIONAL NEEDS Nutrition is an important component of the hospitalized patient’s treatment plan. Nutrition is vitally important to the hospitalized patient. Unfortunately, the nutritional needs of hospitalized patients are often overlooked. Doctors’ orders might not include specific feeding instructions. Patients may be unwilling or unable to eat or may not be consuming adequate calories …

Starting Strong: Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

The average puppy or kitten enters its new home between 7 and 9 weeks of age. During the subsequent months, the veterinary team must impart a strong nutritional foundation to help to support the growth and development of the patient throughout this demanding period.

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