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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on December 09, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
My experience with buprenex as always been dental related pretty much.  One syringe with .06 was $6.00.  I thought that was pricey!  You do what you have to do.  I get it.

Glad your Saturday plan worked!   thumbsup1

Interesting...that's the same price I am paying.  You paid $6 for a 0.06 ml syringe, and I am paying $10 for a 0.1 ml syringe.
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GENERAL DOG CARE / Re: Grass Pee Pads for Dogs?
« Last post by Middle Child on December 09, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
I know they make larger systems than this, I've seen them discussed on dog forums  But I can't seem to get the right search terms to bring them up


https://smile.amazon.com/Downtown-Pet-Supply-Bathroom-Artificial/dp/B01D3J7W14/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1544369257&sr=8-7&keywords=dog+artificial+grass+system
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 09, 2018, 09:08:39 AM »
My experience with buprenex as always been dental related pretty much.  One syringe with .06 was $6.00.  I thought that was pricey!  You do what you have to do.  I get it.

Glad your Saturday plan worked!   thumbsup1
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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by Middle Child on December 09, 2018, 09:02:18 AM »
SO is taking care of everything. Yes, he has some medical training in his crazy background. She sat with me this afternoon and is getting around better; takes her meds well from him.

 

Hope ShadowCat is feeling better soon! Please keep us posted.  I worry about all of them!

  I just want to mention, for general purposes, that medical training is not necessary for someone to take care of an ill cat.  I just wouldn't want anyone reading to think it is, and feel defeated before they even start.  Hug1 Hug1
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Dog Chatter / Re: Misa - Learning To Trust Humans
« Last post by Middle Child on December 09, 2018, 08:57:27 AM »
Yay! Thanks for the happy update!  I am a firm believer that there is always more progress to be made. Mazy cat showed me that.  HeadButt
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on December 09, 2018, 08:38:50 AM »
What made you decide to experiment with another pharmacy?  Do they compounded medicine exactly the same as the specialist center? 



I'm talking about the buprenex now, not the gabapentin. I will continue to get the gabapentin at the specialist's pharmacy (have to drive 100 miles one way every 2 months) and the piroxicam from Wedgewood compounding mail order (the place where I didn't like their gabapentin).

Right now I am getting the buprenex from the Jennie's local vet and it is $10 a syringe and they can't make it up in advance meaning I have to stand there and wait for them to mix it and fill 28 syringes (2 week supply).  This takes a half hour or more, if even someone is available to do it right then (which they weren't on Friday).  And what if we have bad weather and I can't get up to the vet?  The tech found a compounding pharmacy (not the one I used for the "bad" gabapentin and still use for the piroxicam) that can make up the buprenex in larger doses at less cost and ship to me.

Buprenex is a controlled (opioid) substance so there are certain restrictions in getting this drug.  I didn't think I'd be able to get it anywhere but the vet in the way I described, so I am really grateful for the tech finding this place for me.

By the way, my little plan up above worked!  I had a wonderful hike with my sister, got home at 4 pm and Jennie was still comfortable and eager for food.  I spaced her next two gabapentin doses 7 hours apart which got her back on schedule at 6 a.m. this morning, and sure enough she was there punching me in the face to remind me at 5:45.  funny2

Also, she didn't need a second buprenex dose last night.  I thought she might, but she did okay.

She'll be getting fluids today.

PS up in another post I said "the tech at work" but I meant the tech at the vet.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Lola on December 09, 2018, 07:49:28 AM »


Also, a tech at work contacted me about getting the bupe in a larger quantity from a compounding pharmacy. I can get 3 months worth (at twice a day) for $75 (plus shipping) Right now I am paying $10 per dose, so this will be a huge savings for me, especially as Jennie will eventually need it more often. Currently I am only giving it to her once every other day, on the night she doesn't get the piroxicam.


What made you decide to experiment with another pharmacy?  Do they compounded medicine exactly the same as the specialist center? 

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Dog Chatter / Re: Misa - Learning To Trust Humans
« Last post by Lola on December 09, 2018, 07:38:01 AM »
Quick update:

I was thinking where we are, is where we were going to stay.  I was okay with that, but then I question myself... should I be pushing her or trying harder, etc.  But one push too far... sets her back. 
I continued on as usual. 

New milestone.  Misa has been making a LOT of direct eye contact with me.  Win!

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Cat Chatter / Re: ShadowCat
« Last post by Lola on December 09, 2018, 07:29:18 AM »
SO is taking care of everything. Yes, he has some medical training in his crazy background. She sat with me this afternoon and is getting around better; takes her meds well from him.

 

 thumbsup1 thumbsup1
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GENERAL DOG CARE / Re: Grass Pee Pads for Dogs?
« Last post by Lola on December 09, 2018, 07:18:25 AM »
These aren't grassy ones, but I hear Dr. Judy Morgan talk about them all the time.  She also uses them for her dogs.  That's all the unhelpful info I have...
https://www.drjudymorgan.com/product/piddle-pads-washable-reusable/
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