A couple of weeks ago I took Charlie & Kennedy to the vet for their regular exams and blood work. A week later I brought both cats back to the vet. We had decided we would try acupuncture for Kennedy because of her limping episode last year. Considering she hates going to the vet, Kennedy did pretty well in her first session. She even had a few needles in place when it was time to remove them!
Sadly, Charlie also had to go back to the vet. She had some “high numbers” on her blood work results so they needed to run some more tests; we’re still waiting to hear those results.
Could you send some good, healthy vibes to Charlie? It’s possible the problem is just an infection that we can take care of with antibiotics, but it’s also possible that she has chronic kidney disease which is very common in older cats. Charlie will be 13 next month, but she still acts like a kitten so much that I don’t think of her as old (not that 13 is that old for a cat). I didn’t even know what kidney disease really meant, but after some internet research I found out it’s a form of chronic renal failure, which is incurable :(
I take Kennedy back to the vet tomorrow for her 2nd session of acupuncture, so I guess I’ll find out what Charlies’ test results show. I really hope it’s something that we can easily clear up for her!