Canine EmerAid Sustain Basic Use Guide

FOR Canines THAT ARE RECOVERING FROM CRITICAL ILLNESS, SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS, OR UNDERWEIGHT.

Download the PDF Quick reference guide, and the Feeding Recommendations (PDF).

Emeraid Sustain for Canines

EmerAid Sustain HDN Canine or “Highly Digestible Nutrition” is a semi-elemental therapeutic diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists. EmerAid Sustain HDN Canine is scientifically designed to support canines that are underweight, recovering from critical illness, or suffering from chronic medical conditions.

Available in 100 g, 400 g and 2 kg pouches

Standard Mixing Directions
Beakers

Feeding StyleEmerAid Powder
(parts)*
Water**
(parts)
ME***
(kcal/ml)
Syringe322.21
Tube (10Fr or larger)2.521.93
Tube (5Fr-8Fr)221.67
* “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

dog-yorkieEmerAid® Sustain™ HDN™ Canine is a therapeutic product to be used only under the supervision of a veterinarian. Begin with 25% to 30% of the resting energy requirement 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. Calculation for Resting Energy Requirement: RER = [70 x BW(kg)0.75]

In adult dogs, EmerAid® Sustain™ 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
12.27016.132
24.411827.353
48.819845.790
613.226861.9121
817.633376.9156
102239491.0178
1533534123.3242
2044662152.9300
2555783180.9354
3066897207.2406
35771007232.6456
40881113257.1504
45991216280.9550

Puppies

bulldog puppyPuppies have relatively high energy requirements when compared to adult dogs. EmerAid Sustain HDN Canine meets or exceeds requirements for all canine life stages. 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.

In puppies, EmerAid Sustain 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
0.20.446314.529
0.40.9010624.548
0.61.314333.065
0.81.817841.181
1.02.221048.595
1.84.032875.8148
2.76.0445102.8201
3.68.0552127.5250
4.510.0653150.8295
6.815.0885204.4400
9.120.01098253.6497
11.325.01298299.8587
13.630.01488343.7673
18.1401846426.4835
22.7502182504.0987
27.2602502577.91132

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, canine 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.