Feline Emeraid Sustain Basic Use Guide

For felines that are recovering from critical illness, suffering from chronic medical conditions, or underweight.

Download the PDF Quick reference guide and the Feeding Recommendations.

Emeraid sustain for felines

Emeraid Sustain HDN Feline or “Highly Digestible Nutrition” is a semi-elemental therapeutic diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists. Emeraid Sustain HDN Feline is scientifically designed to support felines that are underweight, recovering from a critical illness, or suffering from chronic medical conditions. Available in 100 g, 400 g and 2 kg pouches.

Standard Mixing Directions
Beakers

Feeding StyleEmeraid® Sustain HDN Powder
(parts)*
Water**
(parts)
ME***
(kcal/ml)
Syringe3.522.54
Tube (10Fr or larger)221.84
Tube (5Fr-8Fr)1.521.53
* “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

For Adult Cats
emeraid sustain, recovery, nutrition

Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN Feline is a therapeutic product to be used under the supervision of a veterinarian. Begin with 25% to 30% of daily emeraid, critical care, nutrition, recovery felinecaloric 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. The following equation can be used to calculate resting energy requirement: RER = [70 x BW(kg)0.75] .

Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN Feline feeding recommendations based on predicted resting energy requirements (RER)a in adult cats

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
RER
(kcal/day)
Feed
(G/day)b
Feed
(ml/day)c
12.2701428
24.41182346
36.61603263
48.819839.486
613.226853.3115
817.633366.3143
919.836472.4155
1022.039478.4169
122645189.7178
1431507100.9199

For Kittens

critical care nutrition, kittens, emeraidKittens have relatively high energy requirements when compared to adult cats. Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN Feline meets or exceeds requirements for all life stages.

Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN Feline feeding recommendations based on predicted daily energy requirements (DER) in the average kitten.

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
Est DER
(kcal/day)d
Max Fed
(G/day)e
Max Fed
(ml/day)f
0.050.1122.2149
0.10.2537.34715
0.20.4462.801225
0.40.90105.622042
0.61.3143.162556
0.81.8177.643570
1.02.2210.004083
1.84328.2460129
2.76444.7885175
3.68552.04105217

Evaluate the Patient’s Feeding Response

Did the patient accept this feeding well? Does the food appear to be tolerated by the patient’s GI tract?

If yes, increase the volume fed gradually over the course of two to three feedings. Frequency and volume should be adjusted based upon patient response.

Long Term Feeding

Under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, feline patients may be fed Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN™ long term. When the patient has fully recovered, they may transition to their regular diet as recommended by their veterinarian.