Refeeding syndrome in dogs and cats

Refeeding syndrome refers to a potentially fatal constellation of metabolic derangements that occur upon refeeding a patient with an extended period of complete anorexia or severe malnutrition (Crook 2001; Kraft 2005). These metabolic derangements include severe hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, hyperglycemia and vitamin deficiencies (Skipper 2012).

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