Feeding tubes are an accepted way of providing nutritional support for animals unable or unwilling to consume adequate calories on their own. This article provides information on the indications for the use of feeding tubes in small animals, the types of tubes available, and ways to initiate nutritional support once the tubes are in place. The pros and cons of the various tubes are discussed, as well as potential complications.
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Research Article| September 01 2006
Care and Use of Feeding Tubes in Dogs and Cats
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc (2006) 42 (5): 401–406.
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Ann Wortinger; Care and Use of Feeding Tubes in Dogs and Cats. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 September 2006; 42 (5): 401–406. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0420401
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