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I am fostering a cat from a shelter and the shelter gave me Famotidine for this cat to be given 2x a day. The expiration date on these meds are 5/16. Are they safe and effective for this cat? Thanks.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?

I have had this cat for almost a week with no apparent signs of Gerd, which the shelter claims she may have. They said that she was vomiting. I HAVE noticed that if I give her a large quantity of cat food, say 1/3 c.dry, or 1/2 lge can wet at a time, she will vomit it up. But if I give her a smaller, reasonable quantity she is fine.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?

Not since she has been with me. I don't know what occurred at the shelter.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name?

Fiona aka Fifi

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fiona?

She allegedly was brought into the shelter with 3 broken ribs and a broken jaw.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Fiona was issued famotidine tablets that expired in May. However, it does not sound like you need them when you feed Fiona smaller amounts of food. Is that a correct summary of the situation?

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