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Issue number 26.2 Nutrition

Feeding hospitalized cats

Published 22/03/2021

Written by Rene Dorfelt

Also available in Français , Deutsch , Italiano and Español

When should a cat be fed? Basically, as soon as possible. If anorexia is or may be present for more than 3 days. In kittens after a few hours of anorexia. As soon as cardiovascular and hemodynamic parameters are stable; major electrolyte abnormalities such as hyperkalemia should be corrected before feeding commences.

 

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When should a cat be fed?

Basically, as soon as possible!
If anorexia is or may be present for more than 3 days
In kittens after a few hours of anorexia
As soon as cardiovascular and hemodynamic parameters are stable; major electrolyte abnormalities such as hyperkalemia should be corrected before feeding commences
Within 24 hours of presentation
Within 6-12 hours following gastrointestinal surgery
 

 

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