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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 2dogs&acat View Post
As a nurse I am very familiar with feeding tubes but never knew they could use them on cats so I have been reading this with interest. How do you keep the cat from aspirated the food?
The feeding tube is surgically implanted, either through the side of the cat's neck (an "E" or "P" tube), with the tube ending just before reaching the stomach, or another type is the PEG tube, which is implanted directly into the stomach through the side body cavity. Food aspiration is only a risk if there's vomiting.
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