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Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?

17 Nov 2022
Gallery Suite 17
Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?

Inappetence is a common reason cats present to their vet, and it can be caused by multiple conditions. However, management needs us to look beyond just treating the underlying disease, as stress, nausea, pain and many other factors can play a role. Untreated inappetence has a very negative effect on recovery from illness and surgery, makes medicating cats difficult and may even hasten euthanasia decisions so should be a priority for us as a veterinary team. 

  • -Understand why inappetence is particularly detrimental in this species
  • -Explain why early intervention to improve nutrition is important
  • -Discuss types of appetite stimulant and when to use them