My 10 year old cat, Fluffy, was recently started on an aspirin regimin (81 mg every 3 days) as part of a treatment plan for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy along side diltiazem every 8 hours. After about 10 days of this treatment, Fluffy started to display obvious signs of intestinal distress, including heaving, vomiting, and diarrhea, we called the vet, and he said to cut the aspirin dose in half, and if Fluffy is still having problems, administer pepsid twice a day as well. He is much better on a half dose of aspirin, but still not quite himself and his little stomach bulges out on the days I give him the aspirin (it does not appear to be tender). I can't imagine giving my poor kitty yet another medicine just to treat side effects of a drug he is clearly not tolerating well. I am afraid the aspirin will lead to ulcers or intestinal bleeding, and Fluff is still vomiting once or twice a week usually several hours after the aspirin is administered. Bottom line: I cannot bring myself to continue to give my kitty something I know is making him feel sick, but I am afraid to stop using the drug and have Fluffy suffer a clot. I have done some research, and have seen a lot of talk of turmeric as being safe for cats, and also having natural blood thinning properties. Is this true? If so, what is the appropriate dosage of turmeric to be giving a cat, and can turmeric from the shelves of a grocery store be used, or should it come from a different source?