If sick animals no longer eat or animals do not start feeding quickly after surgery, there is a risk that the gastrointestinal tract will cease its physiological activity and the organism will slide into a negative nutrient balance and, as a result, an acute deficiency situation. Previously it was believed that it was only necessary in the case of illness and after surgery, to provide the patients from the beginning with as much energy in the form of carbohydrates and fat, but today it is known that it is important, the situation-related need for special nutrients like arginine, glutamine, taurine and omega-3 fatty acids. Especially in young animals – for example, with parvovirus or high-grade worm infestation – by refusing to feed quickly a shortage of these substances. Considering that 60 to 70% of the immune system is in the digestive tract, one knows how important it is to activate the gut and to prepare for food intake, to make the animal “want more”, so to speak. This knowledge has long been taken into account in human medicine with special nutritional solutions, and now there is a comparable means for animals: The new liquid supplement feed Nutribound activates the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas, supports the intestinal flora, strengthens the immune system and supports the healing of the intestine.
What is convalescence and how can it be shortened?
The recovery phase from the time of decaying disease symptoms or surgery to the complete recovery of the animal’s health (recuperation) is called convalescence. From studies it is known that the body needs several weeks to complete recovery depending on the underlying disease, since the immune system and metabolism take about two weeks to be fully functional again. Important for the complete recovery is to prevent the weakened by disease or surgery organism for a long time in a negative energy balance (catabolic state) comes. The first 24 to 48 hours after cessation of self-sustained feed intake or after surgery – and this is where Nutribound comes in – are particularly critical in terms of rapid recovery of health.
How does Nutribound work?
This is an interesting new concept to get the organism out of the catabolic state as fast as possible. Because in principle one can say that every oral intake of liquid serves both the liquid replacement and the activation of the digestive tract. The still common “24-hour fasting” is therefore counterproductive in many serious diseases. The faster a solution such as Nutribound is taken up by the patient, the faster the recovery will take place. The liquid Nutribound tastes very good to the animals and in most cases is taken voluntarily, which has already achieved that the animal takes something at all. It is low in calories and contains four essential nutrients for recuperation (complete health recovery): glutamine, arginine, taurine and omega-3 fatty acids – substances needed for all types of healing, immune defense and healthy metabolism. The prebiotic fibers contained in the agent support the intestinal flora. Most patients start to eat independently on the second day of treatment with Nutribound, which then ensures the energy supply. The well-being of the sick animals is thereby increased.
Nutribound is a ready-to-use solution that in most cases is self-absorbed by sick animals, but it can also be administered via an oral probe. or carefully into the mouth with a syringe. Only small amounts are needed, which makes the administration even easier. Since cats have a faster metabolism, they need more of it than dogs. In cats, it has been noticed that the feed is better absorbed when Nutribound is emptied. In cases requiring hospitalization, treatment is initiated immediately in the clinic and administration then continued at home. Overdose is not possible.
When to apply
Aside from the risk of a negative nutrient balance, a prolonged refusal to feed can lead to atrophy of the intestinal villi and thus to disturbances of absorption, the use of Nutrieinhergehen is appropriate – irrespective of whether it is light or severe diseases is. Following surgery, it can also be used to activate the intestine and stimulate self-feeding. Nutribound is suitable for all ages. Nutribound can not replace the veterinarian because it does not work against the trigger of the disease. However, as an important supportive measure, it may be the prerequisite for effective therapy.
Benefit also for the pet owner
As the animals begin to eat earlier, the hospital stay is shortened, and not only the costs, but also the animal owner’s concerns about his pet are getting smaller.