Dogs and cats often will not eat when they are sick. Not eating for prolonged periods or eating the wrong food can be dangerous. Administering food and water through a feeding tube can be life-saving but is a daunting proposition for many pet owners. On this show, Dr. Richard Hill, a small animal internal medicine and nutrition expert, will discuss situations in which tube-feeding can be needed, what types of tubes are used, and why they can be so effective in restoring a sick pet to good health. He’ll also explain why pet owners need not be intimidated by the use of such tubes when their use is recommended.