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I need to give 1/4 tablet of Pepcid ac to my elderly cat. Should

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I need to give 1/4 tablet of Pepcid ac to my elderly cat. Should it be the chewable kind?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Emily replied 2 years ago.
Yes, you can give 1/4 of a tablet prior to each meal. It does not need to be chewable. It can be the tablet form. The active ingredient needs to be famotidine. You can hide it in a treat or canned food to get her to swallow it.
Expert:  Dr. Emily replied 2 years ago.
It is also possible to put the pill at the back of her throat and give a small amount of water in a syringe to have her swallow. This tends to be a two person job though.