The veterinarian gave them for snowball for digestive issuesWhat are you trying to treat? Both of those would typically be a treatment for digestive issues. But they shouldn't be given without vet recommendation. Home treatments of cats is rarely advisable without vet supervision since it can delay proper treatment or be trying to treat the symptoms instead of the root cause.
What would be some foods for me to consider to help snowball with preventing constipation ???Cause thats what was found on exray..cause his stomach felt bloated she saidPsyllium is a fiber that can help with constipation. It can also make matters worse if you give too much or your cat doesn't have adequate moisture consumption.
Famotidine is Pepcid. It's basically an antacid. I'm not really sure about it's use in cats as they need stomach acid for proper digestion. It depends on what your vet is trying to treat. There may be a better prescription or a different food that meets that need better. I guess it's a conservative first medicine for stomach problems as that was the first one Krista was on for vomiting. I found it was only really effective at training her that the microwave timer meant meal time. As I had to give it 30 minutes before meals, I used the timer on the microwave to tell me (and her) when those 30 minutes were up. For a long time after we discontinued its use, she would still come running into the kitchen when the microwave beeped. Eventually, smaller meals more often and eliminating dry food helped her more than famotidine did.
But as Kieka mentioned, these treatments should be discussed with your vet.
He prescribed that cause snowball was starting to act like he did last month when he had to get that enema under anesthesiaFiber help certain cats with constipation, depending on what the issue is. I can't fathom how the famotidine would help with constipation. It's usually given to cats who have certain types of nausea issues, like throwing up froth, typicallly in the early morning. I've had two cats that were given that, but they both had kidney disease and so had over acidity caused by that issue.
If he's eating dry food, try to reduce that or eliminate it altogether. Dry food is low in moisture and that can certainly cause constipation issues. Dry food can also have inflammatory ingredients. Inflammation can cause constipation.What would be some foods for me to consider to help snowball with preventing constipation ???Cause thats what was found on exray..cause his stomach felt bloated she said
So the other veterinarian I spoke with said snowball could be getting ready to get constipated again and that can cause nausea and he wouldn't want to eat.and be lethargic..
Thats why he gave me those 2 meds
To see if snowball perks up any.
If not i have to take him back in...