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Still no luck with Chloe's tummy

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Chloe has been back on the Carafate for a few days now and she's having the runs again, I really don't know what to do :confused:

It also doesn't seem to be doing that much for her reflux, she's still licking a lot after her meals and occasionally gags a bit too. Her poor little butt has been red too.

Next step is a scope to look at her GI tract so I think I will watch her on her current regimen for a few days to see if she stabilizes and if not I will book her in for the scope. All I can say is thank goodness for pet insurance!
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What else is she taking besides carafate? In people, you treat acid reflux with a medicine that is a proton pump inhibitor like Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid etc.
She was on a motility drug for 2 weeks when she first presented with symptoms but the vet was hoping just the Carafate would be enough to reduce her symptoms and make her comfortable.

We can't get canned pumpkin in Oz (we don't eat pumpkin pies, blaargh) BUT Sarah I did find a baby food which was pureed pumpkin & sweet potato I think which I got to see if, being pumpkin, it would help with the runs - I've not used it so can't tell you unfortunately.

This is so weird, that it came on in such an all of a sudden way .... have you tried her on cooked for a few days to see if that helps, chicken, rice etc?

I really feel for you, what a terrible thing to be going thru - I wouldn't hold back on the scope, that should tell you something conclusive instead of all the guess work.
It's weird, her runs seem to be on and off. She was bad saturday but fine yesterday??? And she was still refluxy this morning even after the carafate. I think she was better on the motility meds.
I'm starting a new job in a few weeks and I have a couple of days off in between so I'm going to get her scope booked in for then so I can be with her afterwards.
Thanks for the links Christie, I will have a thorough read. I've just started adding apple cider vinegar to their water for Winston's horrible tear stains so hopefuly it does something for Chloe's tummy too.

She's been bak to pooping normally the past 2 days so that's good. She is just not herself though, she's been doing a lot of anxious peeing which she almost never does at home (only when someone new comes to visit or when she's at the vet). This morning she wouldn't come to me when I called her which she never does, she ran to her bed and rolled on to her back and peed on herself a bit, poor baby. He coat still looks shiny and she hasn't lost weight so hopefully that means she still in general good health and whatever is bothering her is relatively minor. I'm thinking of putting her just on plain chicken for a few days to see if that makes a difference.
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