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Vet closed. My cat 17, hyperthyroid, HTN, now lymphoma. We

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Vet closed. My cat 17...
Vet closed. My cat 17, hyperthyroid, HTN, now lymphoma.
We were giving steroids and B12 a try.
She is now suffering, walking 2 feet a
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Can I use oxycodone ? It's all I have.
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Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your kitty is feeling so poorly this evening. While I can really understand that you want to help make your kitty more comfortable this evening, I don't this oxycodone is a good idea for her. Cats and strong narcotics don't mix well together and cats can often get INTENSE dysphoria (confusion, hallucinations) and stimulation when they receive these types of medications without other sedatives.

Do you have a local animal emergency room near you? They may be able to offer other medications that would be more appropriate for kitties.

What other symptoms is she having that make you feel she is suffering? Your question was cut off above.

Can you encourage her to lay in her bed comfortably? She may also be cold, so you can try offering heat support such as a warm water bottle or warmed rice filled sock. I don't recommend heating pads as they can cause burns.

Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you.

Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

Dr. Amanda

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No need to respond if won't be until tomorrow. Your site made it appear someone was there to answer right now.I do not expect to be charged if that is not the case.
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

(This is a copy and paste answer from my first reply. I replied 8 minutes ago per my clock)

Hi,

My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your kitty is feeling so poorly this evening. While I can really understand that you want to help make your kitty more comfortable this evening, I don't this oxycodone is a good idea for her. Cats and strong narcotics don't mix well together and cats can often get INTENSE dysphoria (confusion, hallucinations) and stimulation when they receive these types of medications without other sedatives.

Do you have a local animal emergency room near you? They may be able to offer other medications that would be more appropriate for kitties.

What other symptoms is she having that make you feel she is suffering? Your question was cut off above.

Can you encourage her to lay in her bed comfortably? She may also be cold, so you can try offering heat support such as a warm water bottle or warmed rice filled sock. I don't recommend heating pads as they can cause burns.

Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you.

Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University,

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Were you able to see my answer the second time? Do you have any more questions?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Amanda, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi,

How is your kitty doing this morning? Was the night quiet, I hope? Does she seem more comfortable today?

Do you have any more questions for me?

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