Dietary Management of Chronic Enteropathies

Dietary Management of Chronic Enteropathies
Sep 13, 2023
8:00 PM (US Eastern Time)
CE Credits:
RACE Approved:
Dietary management of chronic enteropathies
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Session Description:

This session will focus on both commercial and home cooked diet options available for dogs and cats with chronic enteropathies (CEs), and how to best prioritize micro and macronutrients during CE stabilization and maintenance. Updates on the literature will be emphasized regarding the standard of care for fat, fiber, and protein content, as well as maintenance of a healthy body condition score.

Webinar Agenda:

  •  Definition of chronic enteropathy, and how to appropriately score BCS and MCS in CE patients
  •  Weight requirements for CE patients and how this differs from a healthy patient
  •  Categories of enteropathies (protein, fiber, fat responsive) and specific diets and/or sources of dietary therapy (highly digestible, high fiber vs fiber enriched, novel, hydrolyzed, elemental, low fat)
  •  Difference between low fat and ultra low fat diets, and utility of these (especially in canine PLE)
  •  Thought process for how to prioritize diet based on type of diarrhea, presence of weight loss and vomiting, and when to reach for a home cooked diet
  •  Review of what is known in literature about over the counter novel diets, regarding quality control and how to talk to clients about limitations of this
  •  Guidance on how to prioritize a novel, hydrolyzed protein or elemental diet (and pros and cons for both cats and dogs)
  •  Brief overview of micronutrients of interest (B12, folate, Vitamin D, Mg, Ca) and when to check and supplement