The Anorexic Cat
Stratford upon Avon
Cats can be very challenging patients to nurse in the veterinary clinic. Anorexia is a very common problem, whether due to stress or disease. This day course will include the challenges faced by the veterinary nurse in ensuring hospitalised cats are receiving appropriate nutrition, hints and tips on how to encourage cats to eat, as well as an indepth guide to providing assisted feeding for those cats that can’t eat or won’t eat. Feeding tubes will be available to help demonstrate their use and placement. The day will also include some specific
diseases where nutrition may be more challenging, such as hepatic lipidosis and cats with upper
respiratory tract disease/trauma.
Specific areas to be covered.
• Encouraging cats to eat, including stress reduction in the veterinary clinic
• A practical approach to assisted feeding, including naso-oesophageal, oesophagostomy, PEG and jejunostomy tubes
• Calculating nutrition requirements, selecting the correct diet and how to begin assisted feeding
• Case based approach to specific diseases requiring intensive nutrition