We have an older cat that has Irritable bowel syndrome. She has been test for any diseases and she is safe, no cancer or any other trouble. I am told that many older cats have this issue. As per our doctors advice we give her Pepcid AC morning and night, 5mg each day. We find it is mostly in the morning that she gets sick, after a night of sleeping. I figure it is the acid pooling up in her stomach?? Is there any other methods we may look into to help her. I just hate to see her get sick, I know it must be very uncomfortable. Thank you for any advice.
Is she vomiting or having diarrhea? I'm confused because irritable bowel syndrome would be diarrhea but Pepcid would be for acid reflux and vomit. If it's vomit, is it after she eats? Or before? Are you feeding a senior formula cat food? My friend has a 12 year old that suddenly started puking up her food every day and the vet put her on prescription cat food. The dry formula still made her puke but the prescription canned seems to be working pretty well. Just make sure that you tell your vet EXACTLY what she's doing and WHEN it happens and I'm sure that whatever he tells you to do is better advice than anybody who doesn't know your cat can possibly tell you. But if she puking before she eats because her stomach is empty, have you tried keeping her bowl full so she won't have to wait with an empty tummy?
Thank you very much for the advice. Yes, we have her on a special food diet now, and I tried to feed her every four-five hours, just to keep food in her stomach. Was just wondering if anyone has had any luck with any other remedies.