View Single Post
Old October 6th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Dr Lee's Avatar
Dr Lee Dr Lee is offline
Senior Contributor - Expert
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,058
Originally Posted by chayes View Post
... found out that his throat was damge a bit and scar tissue has added up losing his throat for him not able to swallow anything.....Im going to try liquid diet but not sure what to use.
I have not read the rest of this post but scarring (or fibrosis) of the esophagus (food tube) is very serious and can be difficult to manage. I would recommend that you purchase Science Diet a/d food which is a high protein recovery diet that is a liquid diet. There are other diets out there, but this is a common one that will help. If he cannot swallow this, then a feeding tube may need to be placed. a/d can easily be syringed through a feeding tube and due to its calorie dense nature is a good choice.

Whenever a pet has difficulty swallowing, then the possibility of pneumonia is always present. Pneumonia in cats can be difficult to recognize, they usually do not cough and may or may not run a fever.

Cats must have nutrients at least twice daily or they can start to run into problems much faster than dogs.

I hope this helps. Keep us posted.
Christopher A. Lee, D.V.M., C.V.L.S.
Promoting surgical options and pet comfort through the use of lasers.
Reply With Quote