Hi guys, welcome to my Health Update for October 2017. I am including a pawsome mini movie that was made using a cute iPhone app called 8mm.
- 8mm is a paid app and the site has links to the App Store to download iPhone and iPad versions.
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Most of our readers know that know that I am:
- A Senior 12+ and
- A Rescue with a traumatic past.
As a senior I get six monthly vet checks each year, not the usual one per year for our adult family members, and last Tuesday was our scheduled vet visit. I had a blood test, and an examination by the lady veterinarian. She is the same Dr. I saw last time and she was delighted to see me back![clickToTweet tweet=”Harvey from @DashKitten gives a #senior #cat health report” quote=”Harvey from Dash Kitten gives a senior cat report” theme=”style2″]
My Harvey Health Care Update
I endured the usual poking and prodding, and I was weighed on the scales. The good news is, I have put on a small amount of weight! I believe that this is due to my starting the Royal Canin Renal Formula sachets about 9 days ago.
Why is the special renal food good for my cat health? Mum and I want to give you a proper answer, so did some basic research.
We have found that pet renal food is specially formulated to include less protein. This low protein is critical, for example, to allow my kidneys to function to the best of their more limited ability. Kidneys process the protein in cat food and kibble so take on a lot of work in a healthy cat, let one an older one.
With my reduced kidney function, the protein in most ordinary cat food would put too much pressure on my kidneys and reduce my currently healthy lifestyle very quickly.
Other Harvey Health Care News
I have a slight heart murmur. It is nothing so serious I need surgery but it has just appeared.
As I do not lead an active cat life this is not going to cause us to panic. I sleep plenty, I have two heated beds and a family that watches over me every day. I also get at least two safe renal cat meals every day with a rationed number of Temptations treats (3) and no pizza!
So there we have it, I have put on weight, I love my renal formula food, and the vet thinks I am a model patient as I sit quietly when they take blood to test!
Compared to my earlier ear tip surgery this is a quiet walk in the senior park and I am doing fine. I have great vet care and a fantastic family. Do you have any kidney care tips to pass on, we’d love to hear them!