Feline Emeraid HDN Basic Use Guide

“Highly Digestible Nutrition” is a semi-elemental therapeutic diet scientifically designed for the critically ill cat.

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Emeraid intensive care for felinesEmeraid Intensive Care HDN Feline or “Highly Digestible Nutrition” is a semi-elemental therapeutic diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists for the critically ill feline. Emeraid Intensive Care HDN Feline provides easily absorbable and highly digestible amino acids, hydrolyzed proteins, fats and appropriate low levels of carbohydrates. Available in 100 g, 400 g and 2 kg pouches

Standard Mixing Directions
Beakers

Feeding Style
Emeraid Powder
(parts)*
Water **
(parts)
ME ***
(kcal/ml)
Syringe
322.41
Tube (10Fr or larger)1.521.65
Tube (5Fr-8Fr)121.13
* “Parts” indicate the proportions needed. To mix Emeraid HDN, you can use the scoop provided, a syringe cap, or 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 recover nutrition, critical illness,Emeraid® Intensive Care HDN Feline is a therapeutic product to be used under the supervision of a veterinarian. Begin with 25% to 30% of daily caloric 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. Calculate Resting Energy Requirement (RER) by using the following: RER = [70 x BW(kg)0.75].

When fed for longer than 1 month, supplement Emeraid® Intensive Care HDNFeline 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 0.025 g/1,000 kcal ME of a combination of DHA and EPA for both kittens and adult cats.

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

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
RER
(kcal/day)
Feed
(G/day)c
Feed
(ml/day)d
12.2701529
24.41182549
36.61603466
48.81984382
5112345097
613.226858111
817.633372138
919.836478151
1022.039485163
122645197187
1431507109210

For Kittens

critical care nutrition, emeraid,Kittens have relatively high energy requirements when compared to adult cats. Emeraid ® Intensive Care HDN™ Feline 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 0.025 g/1,000 kcal ME of a combination of DHA and EPA for both kittens and adult cats.

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

BW
(kg)
BW
(lb)
RER
(kcal/day)
Est DER
(kcal/day)d
Max Fed
(G/day)e
Max Fed
(ml/day)f
0.050.117.4022.214.789
0.10.2512.4537.348.0415
0.20.4420.962.8013.5226
0.40.9035.21105.6222.7344
0.61.3247.72143.1630.8159
0.81.7659.21177.6438.2474
1.02.2070210.0045.2087
1.84109.41328.2470.65136
2.76148.26444.7895.73185
3.68184.01552.04118.82229

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

Patients requiring long-term (4+ weeks) nutritional support may remain on Emeraid® Intensive Care HDN™. If the patient is able to tolerate more whole nutrients they may gradually be transitioned to Emeraid® HDN™ Sustain™ Recovery Nutrition, under the direction of a veterinarian. Emeraid® Sustain™ HDN™ Feline is indicated for patients recovering from a critical illness but are not ready for their normal diet.