Calm the Angry GI Tract: What's New in Nutrition
Vomiting and diarrhea are two of the main reasons owners bring their pets to the hospital. It is important for veterinary nurses to identify these clinical signs and ascertain a complete history and evaluation regarding these frequent signs in presenting pets. Nutritional management is a crucial part of therapy in the management of vomiting and/or diarrhea. Certain key nutritional factors play a role in managing vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs and veterinary nurses should recognize the circumstances and reasoning for the KNF’s to insure a positive outcome for the vomiting and diarrheic patient.
- 1. Attendees will be able to perform an in-depth nutritional history for the acute GI cat and dog.
- 2. Understand and Demonstrate the vet nurse's role in the diagnosis of GI disease.
- 3. Understand and apply nutritional management strategies for the management of GI cases.