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What is the best treatment/drug for blocking stomach acid in feline CRF?
cat_boy posted:
Hi Doctors,

I have a 19 year old cat, Tommy, diagnosed with CRF (stage 3-4) six months ago. He is currently on renal wet food as well as other regular stuff (daily sub-Qs, stimulants, etc.). Also, I pill him daily 2.5mg Pepcid AC (Famotidine) due to high stomach acid causing low appetite. I was talking to a friend of mine who is practicing human MD suggesting that I should pill my cat with Proton Pump Inhibitors (e.g. Prilosec) instead of H2 Receptor Antagonists (e.g. Pepcid, Zantac). I did some search on the Internet and found the following info: and
Are Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) better than H2 acid blockers? Which one I should use for my cat?


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