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Cat Acid Reflux Cure

A visitor to the main site had a problem with her Siamese cat that may have been caused by acid reflux. The cat was vomiting routinely when waking up. The problem may not have been acid reflux but it looked that way. Acid reflux is technically called: gastroesophageal reflux. Click on this link to see the post. In this post I referred to the failure of the sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach as a possible cause of the gastroesophageal reflux. There are other causes.

Some other causes are frequent vomiting (there will, of course, be an underlying cause for that), hiatal hernia, cancer of the esophagus, foreign body in the esophagus.

I am going to refer to PetPlace.com for a cat acid reflex cure. The "cure" is to treat the underlying cause of the acid reflux. Other than that the treatment is to treat the symptoms, which includes:
  • drugs to inhibit the production of stomach acid. This is the classic treatment for people with this condition. There can be side effects such as diarrhea.
  • "gastric coating agents". Liquids that protect the lining of the esophagus. These are also commonly used by people with acid reflux. This page on the Peteducation.com site discusses anti-acids (note: links can sometimes become broken).
  • changes in diet. This may help but cats prefer acid based diet.
  • if there is a foreign body in the esophagus it is removed.
  • surgery if needed.
  • antibiotics may be required where there is "secondary pneumonia".
Clearly a good veterinarian is required to diagnose the underlying problem. Treating that and "curing" that, if it is possible, is preferable to continually treating symptoms.

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Anonymous said…
OMG, I have a siamese cat too that keeps on vomiting frequently. Usually just white liquid, phlegm I guess. I have spent about $500 at the vet for various tests and procedures and all they came up with is sensitive stomach. I have tried several different expensive as well as cheap 'sensitive stomach' foods and nothing seems to help for any amount of time! This has been going on for about two years

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