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Looking for a complete document on how EmerAid can help your patient or pet? Download for feeding guides, EmerAid indications, and ways to feed.

Sustain Feeding Guide

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Easy and convenient feeding table for Pet Owners to download

Storage and Preparation of EmerAid
  • Upon arrival, store EmerAid in a cool, dry space, and refrigerate powder after opening.

  • EmerAid has an 18-month shelf life from the time of production

  • EmerAid HDN lasts 1 month in the fridge once opened

  • ​EmerAid Exotics lasts 6 months in the fridge once opened

  • EmerAid has been scientifically designed for extremely high digestibility. Handle product carefully and avoid contamination, which can lead to bacterial overgrowth.
                    -Keep Dry
                    -Use a clean, dry scoop
                    -Do not cross-contaminate with scoops used for non-EmerAid foods.

Hospital Nutrition Plans for Common Diseases
With Dr Nick Cave (BVsc, MVSc, PhD, DipACVN)
Nutritional Care of The Sick Inappetant Cat
With Dr Rachel Korman  (BVsc, MANZCVS (Internal Medicine) FANZCVS (Feline Medicine)
How can semi-hydrolyzed nutrition help?
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Critical Care Nutrition

Webinar and Article on Critical Care Nutrition with Kara Burns

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Semi-Elemental Nutrition?

Learn about Semi-elemental nutrition and its benefits

French Bulldog

Case study: Parvovirus

How can semi-hydrolyzed nutrition help with GI disorders .

Articles and research information
Why EmerAid chose to created a formula catered for Bolus feeding over CRI feeding
  • Decrease the risk of aspiration especially in tick paralysis, snake bite patients

  • Decrease the risk of silent reflux especially in the recumbent patient

  • Bolus feeds is more physiological and reduces gastric acid secretion

  • Oesophageal tubes result in less oesophagitis than ones that traverse the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) 

  • In healthy humans, protein synthesis is superior in bolus fed individuals (Patel et al).  A similar study is currently on-going in ICU patients (ProBoNo study). 

  • CRI induces a degree of insulin resistance, and exaggerated leptin secretion (Gonzalez et al).  

  • CRI means that the animal doesn’t get inter-digestive periods of fasting, and hence autophagy is inhibited. 


Gonzalez JT, Dirks ML, Holwerda AM, Kouw IWK, van Loon LJC. Intermittent versus continuous enteral nutrition attenuates increases in insulin and leptin during short-term bed rest. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020 Sep;120(9):2083-2094. 


Patel JJ, Rosenthal MD, Heyland DK. Intermittent versus continuous feeding in critically ill adults. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2018 Mar;21(2):116-120. 


Reinhold S, et al.,  Protein delivery in intermittent and continuous enteral nutrition with a protein-rich formula in critically ill patients-a protocol for the prospective randomized controlled proof-of-concept Protein Bolus Nutrition (Pro BoNo) study. Trials. 2020 Aug 25;21(1):740. 


Ichimaru S. Methods of Enteral Nutrition Administration in Critically Ill Patients: Continuous, Cyclic, Intermittent, and Bolus Feeding. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018 Dec;33(6):790-795. 


Wang, Y., Zhu, W. & Luo, Br. Continuous feeding versus intermittent bolus feeding for premature infants with low birth weight: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Clin Nutr 74, 775–783 (2020).

Nutrition Articles

  • Chan DL, Freeman LM. Nutrition in critical illness. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 36(6):1225-1241, 2006.

  • Gallagher-Allred CR, Voss AC, Finn SC, McCamish MA. Malnutrition and clinical outcomes: the case for medical nutrition therapy. J Am Diet Assoc 96(4):361-366, 1996.

  • Giner M, Laviano A, Meguid MM, et al. In 1995 a correlation between malnutrition and poor outcome in critically ill patients still exists. Nutr 12(1):23-29, 1996.

  • Gramlich L, Kichian K, Pinilla J, et al. Does enteral nutrition compared to parenteral nutrition result in better outcomes in critically ill adult patients? A systematic review of the literature. Nutrition 20(10):843-848, 2004.

  • Griffiths RD, Bongers T. Nutrition support for patients in the intensive care unit. Postgrad Med J 81:629-636, 2005.

  • Griffiths RD. Specialized nutrition support in critically ill patients. Curr Opin Crit Care 9:249-259, 2003.

  • Labow BI, Souba WW. Glutamine. World J Surg 24(12):1503-1513, 2000.

  • Larsen JA. Enteral nutrition and tube feeding. In: Fascetti AJ, Delaney SJ (eds). Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition. Wiley-Blackwell: Ames, Iowa, 2012. Pp. 329-352.

  • Marik PE Zaloga GP. Early enteral nutrition in acutely ill patients: A systematic review. Critical Care Med 29(12):2264-2270, 2001.

  • Martin CM, Doig GS, Heyland DK, et al. Multicentre, cluster-randomized clinical trial of algorithms for critical-care enteral and parenteral therapy (ACCEPT). CMAJ 170(2):197-204, 2004.

  • Martindale RG, Shikora SA, Nishikawa R, Siepler JK. In: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ed). Nutritional Considerations in the Intensive Care Unit: Science, Rationale, and Practice. City, State: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company; 2002.

  • McClave SA, Heyland DK. The physiologic response and associated clinical benefits from provision of early enteral nutrition. Nutr Clin Pract. 24(3):305-315, 2009.

  • Mohr AJ, Leisewitz AL, Jacobson LS, et al. Effect of early enteral nutrition on intestinal permeability, intestinal protein loss, and outcome in dogs with severe parvoviral enteritis. J Vet Intern Med 17(6):791-798, 2003.

  • Monk DN, Plank LD, Franch-Arcas G, et al. Sequential changes in the metabolic response in critically injured patients during the first 25 days after blunt trauma. Ann Surg 223:395-405, 1996.

  • Orosz SE. Perioperative nutrition for birds. Proc Annu Conf Assoc Avian Vet; 2009. Pp. 37-44.

  • Qin HL, Su ZD, Gao Q, Lin QT. Early intrajejunal nutrition: Bacterial translocation and gut barrier function of severe acute pancreatitis in dogs. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 1(1):150-154, 2002.

  • Saker KE, Remillard RL. Critical Care Nutrition and Enteral-Assisted Feeding. In Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 5th ed. Hand M, Thatcher C, Remillard RL, Roudebush P, Novotny B. eds. 2010. MMI, Topeka, KS.

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