Today's Daily Dose: Nutrition in critical patients

May 05, 2010
By staff
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“Collecting diet history information from owners is important in directing the feeding plan of any hospitalized animal. The duration of acceptable starvation may be different for a dog that normally eats a complete and balanced commercial dog food as opposed to one that has been eating a home-prepared diet with suboptimal intake of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.”

—Melissa Marshall, DVM, DACVECC, and Lisa P. Weeth, DVM, DACVN

From Nutritional support for hospitalized patients