Veterinarians don't know how much pain cats are experiencing or if the drug is effective

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There are two problems regarding veterinarians in America with respect to pain management and they are (1) they don’t know how much pain the patient is feeling and (2) there is a shortage of opioid pain killing drugs causing a pain management problem and affecting decision-making against the welfare of the patient. The shortage is due to increased use of opioids by people illegally obtained I believe on the Internet.