Q. My cat has had chronic sickness since Aug 2015. Vet is now doing blood tests, can I treat him for acid reflux first ? As he his not ill eating playing
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM
A. This sounds like a serious illness of your cat. Poor guy. You can treat for acid reflux with an antacid like Famotidine (Pepcid AC) @ 0.5-1mg/kg. Most cats need about 1/4 tablet of Pepcid.
1 kg= 2.2lb (to help with your conversion)
Although acid reflux in cats does not stop them from eating, I suspect there is something more happening with your kitty. The bloodwork results should give you and your vet more information about other possibilities about what is happening and hopefully some treatments options for him.
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM
A. This sounds complex, and I think a consult would the best place to discuss this. I need some more information about what chronic sickness you are referring to. There are treatments to reduce gastric acid but again, with the information provided, I am not sure if it is indicated.