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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat has resorptive leisons and needs surgery. The

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My cat has resorptive leisons and needs surgery. The estimate was $1000+, and she would get morphine. She's had serious drug reactions, so I got a 2nd opinion. Vet said she NEVER uses morphine, but instead will use Buprenorphine, which I read is 30x more potent than morphine. Her estimate is $400, and she doesn't take xrays. No paperwork given, only handwritten notation about liquid Clindamycin. Very nice person, but I'm thinking about a 3rd opinion. I feel uneasy.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your cat?
Customer: Pearl, are you there?
JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.
Customer: I can see that. I sent a question. Did you get it?
JA: Where does your cat seem to hurt?
Customer: mouth She has resporptive leisions.
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: red, swollen gum line on one or more teeth
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Mitzy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mitzi?
Customer: She's had severe reactions to drugs; Baytril, Tresaderm, Anti-seden, and another. Seemed o.k. with Clavamox.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is***** will try to help you with Mitzy's situation. I am sorry to hear about all the severe reactions she has had in the past. Just to clarify, has she had a reaction specifically to morphine previously?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She's never had morphine. I'm just being pro-active, and careful about what she gets.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Chris, Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I'm here.

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Okay, sure. Just to clarify the point about morphine vs. buprenorphine, buprenorphine is certainly not 30x more potent than morphine and it has an overall weaker effect at providing pain relief​.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, Dr. Chris, I need another opinion. I really don't want a vet who has 00000
ratings, and can't respond in a reasonable time, without prodding. I will cancel this service.
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 1 year ago.

Okay. No worries. Hope you get the hope you need.