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Feeding tubes Feeding tubes are typically used in pets whose intestinal tract is still functional but cannot use their mouths and throats. The placement of a feeding tube may be either short-term or long-term, depending on the pet's overall condition and nutritional needs.

The pet's overall health and prognosis have to be carefully evaluated prior to insertion of a feeding tube, and the pet owners should discuss in great detail the risks and benefits of the procedure. For short term nutritional support for example after surgery , the veterinarians will typically install the nasogastric feeding tube, which is placed through the pet's nose down to the stomach. The pet typically wears an Elizabethan collar around its neck to prevent it from using its paws to move the tube.

For long term nutritional support, the veterinarian can decide to install an esophagostomy tube or a gastric feeding tube. The esophagostomy tube is placed under short general anesthesia through the side of the pet's neck into the esophagus. The gastric feeding tube is also placed under general anesthesia, and placed directly into the stomach through an opening made to the abdomen.

Gastric tubes are usually used in pets who need nutritional support for more than seven days. The veterinarian will prescribe special diet that is specifically formulated for tube feeding. The tube feeding should start very slowly to prevent 'refeeding syndrome' which can, in severe cases, lead to cardiovascular collapse and death , and if the initial recommended regimen is well tolerated, the pet will eventually receive its full caloric intake in 4 to 6 daily feedings.

Some pets can be managed by their owners at home but critically ill pets should be hospitalized during the first few days after feeding tube installation.

Intravenous feeding Intravenous feeding is reserved for only a small subset of pets in whom the intestinal tract is not functional or who cannot undergo general anesthesia for placement of feeding tubes.

The pet's condition should be carefully evaluated to ensure that it fits the subset of animals for whom this type of feeding is appropriate. Finding a qualified veterinary oncologist to discuss nutritional support for your pet To locate a qualified veterinary oncologist in your area who can discuss with you appropriate nutritional requirements for your pet's cancer condition, please visit the " Locate a veterinary oncologist " section.

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