Jimi's kidney disease and arthritis
Jimi's owner Jodie came into the clinic very concerned about her much loved companion, Jimi. Jimi is a 15 year old male cat that has been previously diagnosed with kidney disease. This means his kidneys are not functioning as well as they used to when he was younger. He is on a prescription kidney diet which is low in very high quality protein and phosphorus that helps to reduce the on-going damage to his kidneys. Jodie's main concern at this visit was that Jimi seemed to be having a problem with his back legs, possibly his hips. He had been sitting down in a different way to normal, and while he was able to jump up on things reasonably easily, he had lost his usual grace with the descent, and sometimes not wanting to get down at all.
Three days later a follow up call was made to Jodie to see how Jimi was responding to the medication. We were told that he had started running around, jumping over the fence and playing again, seeming to improve with every dose of the pain relief. It was fantastic to see that with up to date information and careful monitoring that Jimi was able to be comfortable again.