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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


DVM DABVP (Feline)

Dr. Susan Little received her BSc from Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada) and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has been in feline practice since 1990 and achieved board certification in Feline Practice in 1997. She is part owner of two feline specialty practices in Ottawa, Canada. She is a past president of the American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners and the Winn Feline Foundation. She is currently an International Council for Veterinary Assessments board member. She is a peer reviewer for veterinary journals as well as the author of many journal articles. Dr. Little is the recipient of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Assoc. Small Animal Practitioner Award (2010), the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year Award (2013), and the International Society of Feline Medicine/Hill's Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine (2013). She is the editor and co-author of two textbooks: The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management (2012) and August's Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine, Volume 7 (2015). 

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