BUP or GABA??? for ACROARTHRITIS?

Discussion in 'Acromegaly / IAA / Cushings Cats' started by Pamela & Amethyst, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Hi I hope everyone is safe and well Amethysts Arthritis is getting worse:( I feel that the Gaba is not helping her at all Was wondering if BUP would be better for her comfort and pain?? Thanks:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  2. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear Amethysts arthritis is getting worse. I think it depends on the acrocat whether gaba or bupe is better. I tried both and buprenorphine worked better for Neko. Is Amethyst also getting Adequan? I've heard it helps quite a few kitties. Neko was getting Cartrophen, something similar available in Canada.

    Other things I tried were hyaluronic acid, which is supposed to help the joints. Duralactin is an anti-inflammatory and helped Neko. Check with your vet before starting either of those.
     
  3. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Wendy I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well I will email Dr. Pickering with your suggestions:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  4. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    What dose gabapentin are you giving?
     
  5. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Hi 1ML liquid compound in the AM and 1ML liquid compound in the PM
     
  6. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    What is the concentration? The bottle should say like xxmg per ml or similar.
     
  7. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Hi 50MG/ML THanks:):bighug:
     
  8. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    How much does Amethysts weight? 50mg BID is standard dose. My civi Moxie who weights about 10 lb is on 50mg BID. She has had joint degradation problems that was first noticed when she was less than a year old. She is now 13 and also gets Cosequin daily and Adequan shots monthly
     
  9. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    Hi The Adequan Shots would be great BUT I unfortunately can not afford them right now Our Vet feels that Amethyst needs more Gabapentin so I am slowly increasing her dose Praying for a Financial Blessing so that I will be able to afford the Adequan Shots for her Thank you for your help!!:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     

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