E-tube Resources

Changing the Kitty Kollar

With practice, the entire process should take you less than two minutes. If you are doing a quick change and do not have to clean the stoma, the process takes even less time.
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Veterinarian Demonstration

See a veterinarian point out supplies needed, clean an e-tube site and demonstrate feeding.
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Tips for Living with an E-Tube

Esophagostomy tubes (e-tubes) have helped save countless feline and canine lives. Here are a few tips I have learned from the long term use of an e-tube in my cat afflicted with intestinal lymphoma. None of these tips are meant to replace the advice of your veterinarian; always follow their protocol and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
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Living with an E-tube: A Dog Owner’s Perspective and Advice

By Shelby Deering “We should move forward with the feeding tube.” Those are the words my husband and I were dreading. It all started in early November 2016, when our sweet, energetic corgi, Ginger, suddenly displayed out-of-the-ordinary symptoms. After several accidents on the floor and noted lethargy for a couple days, we didn’t waste time and took her to our vet right away. And at first, she was perplexed.
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2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on Management of the Inappetent Hospitalised Cat

The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has produced a wealth of information helpful to anyone caring for a pet that is reluctant to eat, with or without a feeding tube.

Video: “A Guide to caring for a cat with an oesophagostomy tube
Article: “Inappetence

Quality of Life Scale

The HHHHMM Scale for Quality of Life was developed by Dr. Alice Villalobos, author of Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology (Blackwell Publishing, 2006). The scale can be used as a guide to help you and your veterinarian rationally assess whether your pet is experiencing a good or acceptable quality of life.
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Canine Esophagostomy Tubes

by Dr. Jared Jaffey DVM, MS – Small Animal Internal Medicine, Resident
The recommendation to place a feeding tube in a dog is typically received with angst and trepidation from dog owners. Many owners find it difficult to conquer the mental hurdle of their dog having a feeding tube.
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Veterinary Articles

Articles written by and for veterinarians on topics related to feeding tubes and aftercare.
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Helpful Links

List of websites with information that might be useful to owners with pet tubes.
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