Canine Emeraid HDN Basic Use Guide

“HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE NUTRITION” IS A SEMI-ELEMENTAL THERAPEUTIC DIET SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE CRITICALLY ILL dog.

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Emeraid Intensive care for Canines

Emeraid Intensive Care HDN Canine or “HighlyDigestibleNutrition” is a semi-elemental therapeutic diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists for the critically ill canine. Emeraid Intensive Care HDN Canine provides easily absorbable and highly digestible amino acids, hydrolyzed proteins, fats and simple carbohydrates. Available in 100 g, 400 g and 2 kg pouches.

Standard Mixing Directions
Beakers

Feeding StyleEmeraid Powder
(parts)*
Water**
(parts)
ME***
(kcal/ml)
Syringe3.522.26
Tube (10Fr or larger)221.69
Tube (5Fr-8Fr)1.521.36
* “Parts” indicate the proportions needed. To mix Emeraid, you can use the scoop provided, a syringe cap, any measuring implement of your choice as long as the proportions described above remain consistent
** Mix with hot water measuring 122°F (50°C)
*** Metabolizable energy when made as directed

Adult Dogs

beagleEmeraid® Intensive Care HDN™ Canine is a therapeutic product to be used only under the supervision of a veterinarian. Begin with 25% to 30% of resting energy requirements and gradually adjust the volume and number of feedings based on patient condition. A volume of 5-10 ml/kg/feeding is generally well tolerated via esophagostomy or gastric tube. Resting energy requirements can be calculated using the following equation [70 x BW(kg)0.75].

When fed for longer than 1 month, supplement Emeraid® Intensive Care HDN™ Canine daily with 1% fish oil on a dry matter basis. When Emeraid HDN is fed to lactating animals longer than 1 week, it is recommended that the diet be supplemented daily with 1% fish oil (DMB). The NRC recommends a level of 0.11 g/1,000 kcal ME of a combination of DHA and EPA for adult dogs.

In adult dogs, Emeraid® Intensive Care HDN™ Canine feeding recommendations are based on predicted resting energy requirements (RER)a

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
RER
(kcal/day)
Feed
(G/day)b
Feed
(ml/day)c
12.27016.831
24.411828.352
48.819847.488
613.226864.2119
817.633379.8147
102239494.4174
1533534128236
2044662158.6293
2555783187.6346
3066897215397
35771007241.3446
40881113266.7492
45991216291.4538

Puppies

bulldog puppyPuppies have relatively high energy requirements compared to adult dogs. Begin with 25% to 30% of Daily energy requirements and gradually adjust the volume and number of feedings based on patient condition. A volume of 5-10 ml/kg/feeding is generally well tolerated via esophagostomy or gastric tube. Daily energy requirements can be calculated using the following equation [70 x BW(kg)0.75] x 3.

Emeraid® Intensive Care HDN™ Canine meets or exceeds requirements for all life stages with the one exception of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels. When Emeraid HDN is fed to growing animals longer than 1 week, it is recommended the diet be supplemented daily with 1% fish oil (DMB). The NRC recommends a level of 0.13 g/1,000 kcal ME of a combination of DHA and EPA for both puppies.

In puppies, Emeraid Intensive Care HDN feeding recommendations are based on predicted daily energy requirements (DER)

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
Est DER
(kcal/day)d
Max Fed
(G/day)e
Max Fed
(ml/day)f
0.20.4631528
0.40.91062547
0.61.31433463
0.81.81784379
1.02.22105093
1.8432879145
2.76445107197
3.68552132244
4.510653156289
6.815885212392
9.1201098263486
11.3251298311574
13.6301488357658
18.1401846442817
22.7502182523965
27.26025026001107