Nursing approach: clinical nutrition of the canine with cardiac disease

Helen Jenkins
May 2012

Nutrition is a critical component of caring for small animals, but special consideration should be made for the patient with cardiac disease. The degree of heart disease varies greatly, and consequently, so do the nutritional requirements of the patient. Anorexia and cardiac cachexia are problems that veterinary nurses should be aware of; nurses should be able to formulate feeding plans for the individual patient, and be able to provide owners with practical advice.

Nursing approach: clinical nutrition of the canine with cardiac disease
Nursing approach: clinical nutrition of the canine with cardiac disease

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