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« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2020, 04:50:48 AM »

So happy she is doing better!
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« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2020, 05:31:03 PM »

Great news that she is doing well!
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« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2020, 06:45:46 PM »

Yay for Mabel’s weight gain! I’m glad she’s doing better.
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« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2020, 12:18:35 PM »

Thank you for all of the help and support with Mabel.  There is one thing going on I have a question about.  She has another tooth issue that interferes with eating unless I give her buprenorphine. Oral surgery can’t see her till mid September, so she’s been on buprenorphine twice a day since July 2nd and still needs to be on it.  Is it safe and okay to use it this long?  If I don’t give her the medicine she only eats about 1/4 of her daily wet food ration because it hurts her so much to chew.  Just worried if 10weeks will be too long on it.
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« Reply #124 on: August 12, 2020, 04:14:57 PM »

I gave it to Thunder for years with no problems. I would check with your vet about tapering the dose when it's time to stop giving it. It is an opioid and you don't want to have withdrawal problems.

https://www.thehappycatsite.com/buprenex-for-cats/
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« Reply #125 on: August 12, 2020, 04:35:40 PM »

I think the vet said go to once a day for 3 days before discontinuing, but that soundEd awfully short after what will be 10 weeks and more if teeth are extracted.  Thanks for the very informative link. 
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« Reply #126 on: August 15, 2020, 09:22:41 AM »

Just got an email from the dental surgeon saying that buprenorphine dependence has not been observed in animals.  That’s very reassuring.  So she can stay on this awhile for sure then.  I also noticed that Mabel is recently climbing up on dining room chairs and furniture again like when she was younger.  She hasn’t done that in years. Maybe it is helping with some arthritis along with the bad tooth.
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« Reply #127 on: August 15, 2020, 04:27:29 PM »

Yes, Thunder was more active when on it. I could tell she felt so much better.
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