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Feeding tubes for cats: tips, tricks, and new approaches

Feeding tubes for cats: tips, tricks, and new approaches


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 nasoesophageal and esophagostomy feeding tubes in your feline patients.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand when nutritional support via tube feeding is indicated in sick cats
  2. Learn how to place nasoesophageal and esophagostomy tubes in cats



Thursday 28 November - Wednesday 4 December 2019
Delivered Online


BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud FANZCVS

Having successfully gained her fellowship qualification, Carolyn commenced referral practice in Melbourne, from the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Hallam and then from the University of Melbourne. She is now one of the directors of Melbourne Cat Vets. Currently in the final stages of her PhD project, she has a busy family life with two children and two 20-year-old Burmese cats. Carolyn is interested in all aspects of feline medicine, particularly infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. She also has a strong interest in the theoretical underpinnings of effective adult learning and professional development. Carolyn is one of the tutors of the CVE/ISFM feline medicine DE course. 



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