- Jill reports:
>I got a Zantacand
>oral syrup. Apparently there are some contraindications of the Tagamet
>Pepcid families of drugs in elderly cats with heart trouble, and Ithink
>Pepcid interacts strangely with calcium channel blockers likeDiltiazem.
I took the same printouts to the vet when he recommended Pepcid, and he
seemed to think that Pepcid was benign, but that Tagamet and Zantac
Which was strange, since the same vet had recommended Tagamet five years
ago when Pongo was on Tapazole to boost his metabolism before thyroid
surgery. But then, he was just on Tagamet and Tapazole for three weeks,
and Pepcid hadn't been marketed yet.
>what do the rest of youWe give it to him twice a day, one quarter tablet each dose. We give it
>guys do who use these acid-blocking drugs on your cats?
to him regularly, whether he's barfed or not. Just one more med on the
>He was feeling very frisky this morning. Started chewing on things inthe
>bedroom at 3 AM, and after the fifth time of squirting him with thewater
>bottle, he finally bit me. Things are at a sorry pass indeed when suchLOL!
>behavior is cause for joy. :)
Pongo's traditionally awakened us by stepping on my husband and biting
my head. When that doesn't get us up, he stands tippy-toe on his hind
legs at the foot of the bed and pulls stuff down from the bookcase a
couple of feet away.
I used to just hook my foot under his outstretched torso and pivot him
off the bed. But the past few mornings, when he does it, I've been
grabbing him and hugging him. Of course, then he's totally confused --
cats don't have any concept of mortality, and that's good. Who needs
Woody Allen's cat?