Q. No fever. No diarrhea. Only vomiting after eating. Given a course of antibiotic and anti vomiting for 3 days. Now on pan dsr

A. Vomiting right after eating is a sign of a motility problem or an acid problem. Several motility issues can cause this but one of the most common ones is megaesophagus. And an acid reflux problem can be treated mostly by H-2 blockers like Famotidine at the recommended dosage of 0.5-1mg/kg every 12 hrs. Megaesophagus is a more complicated and severe condition which would require radiographs to diagnose and a multi-drug protocol to manage, plus it also poses risks such as aspiration pneumonia.

If your pet only does the vomiting sometimes and mostly in the morning, chances are they just have an acid reflux problem.

- Dr. H

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