I'm sorry to ask this question, but is there a charge for your help? My cat has diabetes, newly diagnosed, and I'm so

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Customer: I'm sorry to ask this question, but is there a charge for your help? My cat has diabetes, newly diagnosed, and I'm so stressed I cannot mangage. Let me know about cost of your advice.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long has diabetes been a concern for the cat?
Customer: they thought he had it a few months ago, but then said it probably didn't. He was actually diagnosed "for sure" a week ago. He is a rescue, so I don't know his history except for last two years.
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Elgie and we don't know his age, sorry. Vets didn't know, hard to tell because he has very bad teeth, and they are treating him with clindamycin 7 days once a month. some of his teeth fell out.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Listen, I need to know how much this is going to cost. I'm sorry, but I don't have much money.
Answered by LindsayM46 in 2 days 1 year ago
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Hi there! This is Dr. Montgomery. I’m here to help you today.

Are you having difficult giving the medications to him? Is that what is causing the stress?

Honestly, I would talk to your vet about ways to make treating him easier. One would be getting some gabapentin and giving it to him with his food. This is a calming medication to give to help give the injections if that is a problem.

Having diabetes and dental disease are two problems though. It’s not wrong to consider possible euthanasia either. I know that’s difficult, but it might be another option to consider.

Good luck! I hope that helps! Please remember to leave me a review!

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