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Canine NG Tube Placement

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Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS (ECC), demonstrates how to place a nasogastric feeding tube in a large dog. Proper placement, testing, and securing the tube are covered.

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Megan Brashear

CVT VTS(ECC)

Enrolled: 07/2011

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Megan Brashear's picture

Michael, we use a 2-0 or 3-0 nylon suture to secure these tubes and always on a cutting needle since we're going through skin.

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Does adding the lidocaine effect their swallowing reflex at all when placing the tube? Thanks!

Megan Brashear's picture

Susan, I have not seen any problems with swallowing post lidocaine gel use on these patients. The gel is is almost all deposited in their nose on the way to the esophagus, and is usually close to worn off once you have completed a radiograph, suturing, etc.