Dechra, the maker of Mirataz, is hosting a free webinar: ‘Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?’, at 8:00pm tonight.

Presented by Sam Taylor BVetMed(Hons) CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MANZCVS FRCVS, the webinar will also be available to watch on demand later, for those who miss it. 

Sam is an Internal Medicine and Feline Specialist and current ISFM Academy lead. 

She recently chaired and co-authored the ISFM guidelines on the management of the inappetent hospitalised cat.

The webinar, which counts for one hour’s CPD, will cover:

  • Understanding why inappetence is particularly detrimental in cats
  • Why early intervention to improve nutrition is important
  • The types of appetite therapeutic and when to use them
  • When to place feeding tubes and how to use them

Sarah Musgrave, Brand Manager at Dechra, said: “Inappetence is a common reason cats present to veterinary practices and it can be caused by multiple conditions.

"Management needs to look beyond just treating the underlying disease as factors such as stress, nausea and pain can play a significant role.

"Untreated inappetence has a substantial negative effect on recovery from illness and surgery, makes medicating cats difficult and may even hasten euthanasia decisions. 

"The ‘Feline pawsative about feline inappetence?’ webinar will help educate on feline weight loss, why intervention to improve nutrition is important and the practical steps to treating inappetence.”

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