Thursday, July 14, 2022

aging cats

Seeing my fur-babies become geriatric is so hard. They are slowing down, much less energy and of course, more health problems.

Nahum has bad arthritis in his lower back. He's on pain medication and various supplements, which have helped but sometimes we suspect he is still in pain.

Meanwhile Theo has been off lately. He went in to the vet this morning for a blood test that required fasting, and with his food scarcity trauma, skipping a meal causes him to panic. All his worst fears are coming true. The vet is suspecting pancreatitis, which I believe he has had before.

Pierre providing Theo some comfort.

Oliver also has bad arthritis in his back legs. His pain medication and supplements have helped but occasionally we see him hobbling some.


  1. I know, it's hard to see them ageing too.

  2. We have to use our instincts with our cats, and we humans don't rely on them much.
    Sweetie is our eldest, and she doesn't jump much, and is mostly deaf now.
    We can just love them.

  3. We send ourrayers and Power of the Paw to your clowder. Our kitties are close in age too +- 10. We can only try to do our best for them.

  4. It is hard to see them age as it happens so quickly. I will add your crew to my prayer list.

  5. I agree, it is very hard to see the ones you love experience any discomfort--and cats are so good at hiding it. You are doing everything you can to make them comfortable and as pain-free as possible. Even so I feel your sadness at not being able to do more. I think the only thing left to do is to continue to love them and give them as much of your companionship as you can.

  6. Playing "catch up"! Where did the time go. I remember when these guys were a lot younger, but so were we all. Hope their medications help.


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