Weight loss and poor appetite are common clinical signs of acute and chronic illness in feline patients. To ensure optimal care, it is important to include nutrition as a key part of the therapeutic plan.
In this presentation, internationally renowned internal medicine specialist, Dr. Jessica M. Quimby will discuss:
· strategies for nutritional assessment and management of weight loss and appetite in feline patients; and,
· the use of mirtazapine – a newly veterinary-approved drug in Canada for body weight gain in cats with a poor appetite and experiencing weight loss.