This month’s featured pet: Tatters
Tatters was acting funny and as his mom, I knew something was awry. At 12 years old, his long-time habit was to open the cabinet where his snacks were kept.
Then his desire to eat was so sporadic, there was hardly a food he would get near after awhile. Three western-medicine vet visits later, there was no diagnosis. A visit to an acupunturist indicated something was off, but still no defined cause.
Tatters wouldn’t eat cat food, but began stealing people food from the dinner table. He insisted on napping in the garage in the middle of summer, where temperature soared well above 100 degrees. Then one morning, he was listless, dehydrated and appeared to have lost weight. In a new effort, a visit to a local holistic vet revealed within minutes that Tatters suffered from inflammatory bowel disease.
We followed up with a new western-medicine vet, who confirmed the diagnoses and recommended invasive bowel surgery and possibly chemotherapy. One call to the holistic vet remedied that. Tatters was prescribed probiotics and Seacure to heal his gut. We doubted he would live through this situation, as bad as he was. But within days, he was chasing toys, meowing happily day and night, and has been purr-fectly fine for the last year.
Tatters continues to thrive from good digestive support, and has even expanded his eating to raw and freeze dried food. He still begs at the kitchen table, and as long as it’s a bland meat, he is welcome to join us anytime!