Merry has been limping a lot, so I contacted the vet office and told them. I asked if we could try a different medicine to treat it. My old vet had put him on Torbugesie which I think he's been on now for about 1 1/2 years. He doesn't seem to be doing great on it. So now we are trying Metacam (anti-inflammatory) and Tramadol for pain. I really hope we get him able to not limp as much. He is still mobile though, gets around the house. Can get to his food and water. We noticed he's had a few issues with his bladder (Merry is supposed to be about 15 1/2 years old). He was sleeping on the couch recently and must've been so comfy didn't bother to get up to pee. So there was pee on the couch. We built a litter box cover and moved one of the litter boxes up to the living room which seems to be really helping him. In my next post, I'm going to show you what it looks like.
My vet office is now going to switch vets. So if you've read previous posts you would've read that my vet was let go... and ever since she left I haven't really had to see the owner of the vet office. He's an older man and wanted to pass the vet office onto his niece (the vet who was let go). Since that didn't happen the office has been up for sale. On March 1st a new group is going to take over. I am not sure if they will keep it a cat only veterinarian office or what. One of my favorite vet techs (and current cat sitter) left before the new company takes over. I am so sad. It is hard to find a good vet and now everyone is leaving. I hope the girl at the front desk doesn't leave, I interact with her a lot. March 1st we'll see what happens.
How are your diabetic cats???