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In the house of ancient animals

Footie, our 17 year old grumpy tabby cat (he's the short haired one) has been diagnosed with kidney failure.  Apparently kidney failure goes in stages, 1-4, and Footie is at Stage 3.   Fortunately, we don't have to try to get daily pills into him (getting pills into Footie is an extreme sport).  He will need a prescription food, but he's quite an enthusiastic eater, so I hope that will not be a big problem.
Henning and Footie
Henning menacing poor Footie with his hairy hairy presence.  

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bunn
4th Jul, 2014 22:12 (UTC)
I think from your photos, Turnbull is a bit slimmer and longer. Henning is a giant chunk of cat. Also, he is insecure and a bully, and he gets matted trousers.

It's a good thing he's good-looking!
philmophlegm
4th Jul, 2014 23:58 (UTC)
Henning userpic. bunn's is of his late brother Kjetil.
lindahoyland
5th Jul, 2014 01:42 (UTC)
I'm so sorry. My Ginger had kidney failure too. He lived over a year. He loved his food till the end. with it.
bunn
5th Jul, 2014 21:50 (UTC)
Good to hear that Ginger did reasonably well with it. Our vet seems optimistic, so I have fingers crossed.
randomposting
5th Jul, 2014 04:06 (UTC)
Hoping the best for your beautiful kitty!
bunn
5th Jul, 2014 21:50 (UTC)
Thank you!
wellinghall
5th Jul, 2014 06:46 (UTC)
Oh, poor Footie! I do hope the prescription food will help.
bunn
5th Jul, 2014 21:51 (UTC)
From the price, it appears to be made largely of gold... But the vet seems optimistic about it.
wellinghall
6th Jul, 2014 15:56 (UTC)
Or maybe saffron?
ladyofastolat
5th Jul, 2014 06:56 (UTC)
Poor Footie! Hope the special diet works well. There seem to be prescription diets for everything now!

In that photo, Henning really does look as if he's built on an entirely different scale from Footie. Which is, I guess, kind of true. :-)
bunn
5th Jul, 2014 22:00 (UTC)
Henning usually seems to look like he's just eaten a normal sized cat...

So far so good on the special diet: he's eating some of it now!
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