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My Penny recently suffered a severe gastric upset. (The vet commented "That's one pissed off gut!"). After several days of rx food, she has been on Prilosec daily for not quite 8 weeks. The only side effect is she is eating enthusiastically once again. She will be on it for the rest of her life. Sadly, she has also recently been diagnosed with DCM, which is life-limiting. I realize 8 weeks isn't much of a long term, but, hopefully this will add to your toolbox of info.

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My Penny recently suffered a severe gastric upset. (The vet commented "That's one pissed off gut!"). After several days of rx food, she has been on Prilosec daily for not quite 8 weeks. The only side effect is she is eating enthusiastically once again. She will be on it for the rest of her life. Sadly, she has also recently been diagnosed with DCM, which is life-limiting. I realize 8 weeks isn't much of a long term, but, hopefully this will add to your toolbox of info.

Thank you for your response. I’m sorry to hear about Penny’s diagnosis....Prayers for her

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i've been on it for years. i was concerned about the side effects, the dr. said,"take calcium supplements". unfortunately dogs don't live long enough to have osteoporosis from it. as to the kidneys- too many drugs which will improve their quality of life may compromise the kidneys. i go for quality of life- my dog ended up w/ lyme/anaplas and that did his kidneys in. may as well keep them comfortable. but that's my opinion.

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We (neurology) put patients on it for the rest of their lives (which is often at least several years) for a specific condition called COMS/syringohydromyelia.

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You can always call the internist with your question :) . I call our specialist up there; they are always happy to respond.

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