Q. Can puppies and kittens have reflux?

A. Yes, dogs and cats can have gastroesophageal reflux. This is a result of uncontrollable reverse flow of gastric acids, which can cause an irritation to the esophagus.

Clinical signs you may observe if your pet is suffering from the condition would be regurgitation, pain when swallowing, lack of appetite, and weight loss. For more information you can read a full article on petMD:

Answered By

Was this helpful?

Related Questions

Related Articles

Puppy Strangles in Dogs

Juvenile Cellulitis in Dogs Puppy strangles, or juvenile cellulitis, is a nodular and pustular skin disorder that affects puppies. It usually occurs between the ages of three weeks and four months, and is rarely seen in adult dogs....

Read More
5 Tips For Bath Time Fun with Your Pets

Whether it be a cat or dog you wish to bathe, the most important thing to remember (especially with those frisky felines) is to start ‘em young. Yep, we mean as babies. But even if they are babies, you can’t...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading