Pippin health check up - doing well!

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Pippin health check up - doing well!

Post by fjm » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 pm

Pippin had his regular check up this morning. His weight has stayed stable for over 12 months, he has regained some of the muscle he lost due to hyperthyroidism two years ago, and his heart is steady and regular. I didn't put him through blood tests, as there have been no troubling symptoms. The vet said that for a big, nearly 17 year old cat who has had arthritis for around 10 years he is remarkably healthy!

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Post by booktigger » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:32 pm

Great news!

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Post by Lilith » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:45 pm

Very glad to hear - long may it last, Pippin :D

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Post by Mayday21 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 pm

Hi Fjm that’s great news on Pippin. HNY to you, Lilith, Alanc & Kay. Alas things haven’t started well for us here in Oz. We desperately need rain - pls send us some. Fusses to all the kidlings. Vivian & The Famous Five from Oz.

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Post by alanc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am

Glad Pippin is doing well.
Having just got back from a rain soaked Belfast, wish we could send our surplus rain all your way, Vivian!

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Post by fjm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm

We too have a surplus of rain... Wish there were some way we could help.

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Post by Lilith » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:40 am

Hi Vivian, happy new year to you too, and to everyone else. VERY sorry to hear of the drought! Goddess protect x

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Post by Mollycat » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:12 am

Great news and well done on the arthritis. Is Pippin on any meds for it? It will soon be a year since Molly's I131 though it feels like 10!

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Post by fjm » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 am

Pip is on a smallish daily dose of Metacam, and glucosamine - the Metacam in particular makes a big difference. He is very creaky and his hips in particular are sore, but he pootles around and seems to manage to do most things he wants to and enjoy life.

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