Hi, I am hoping someone can give an opinion about my cats' and my dilemma. I have had probs. with my cat vomiting intermittently for 2 1/2 years (she is about 3 yrs old). Changing food occasionally used to work, until recently when she began vomiting prescription cat food (i/d), and was also on Pepcid a/c (1/4 of a 10 mg tab) once per day. She began to vomit every other day, so the vet gave her a shot of depo medril 20 mg. which is given to cats with Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. That was 6 days ago and she has not vomited once! He said he has many customers that bring their cat to him every 6 weeks to get this $38.00 (steroid) shot. To me, that sounds pretty drastic; we probably all know steriods have many long-term serious side effects! And I am unemployed--have no income at all; maybe she is stressed, too? (My cat doesn't have any other symptoms except vomiting and I guess they can have IBS without diahrrea) I'm really not happy about this is and hope there may be a better answer. She has had a body xray and blood test (and we have tried antacids), so is healthy other than what I am describing here. Please reply with advice or a comments you would like to share. Thank you!!
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5/22/08 at 12:57pm