11 December 2011

a cat's recovery

the gf has two cats. when we started dating, over 4 years ago, her cat Smokey was large, inactive, and was unable to navigate the stairs to the 2nd floor.

over time, and with a diet change (removal of grains), Smokey has lost weight, become more active (i've even seen her run at times), and frequently changes floors. it seems her previous life was not without damage, as she takes stairs slowly and clumsily, as if she has joint pain.

to our great surprise, two nights ago, we came home to find her asleep on the bed -- newly found jumping ability! i haven't seen her actually jump yet, but every night now she finds her way up.


JustJoeP said...

How old is Smokey?

it is good to see removal of grains helps cats as well as humans!

Creaky joints are a plague in our felines here, with limping in the 18 yr old, after she's laid still for an hour or more.

zim said...

14 y.o. is what i'm told.

she is now the bowling ball that makes it difficult to move/position my feet during the night.

pyker said...

Cats are hypercarnivores. Grains belong in their diet even less than they do for dogs. I'm attempting a long-distance experiment of providing high-quality dogfood for my dogs-in-law.

Great to hear the pooter is using stairs again.

JustJoeP said...

dogs-in-law. LOL! =)