It hasn't been a very good week around here. I have been noticing Tinsel has been drinking a lot of water in recent days so I took her to the vet for an exam. Sadly, it appears that she is in the early stages of kidney failure. This isn't entirely unexpected for a 12 year old kitty, but it certainly came as a shock to me.
On top of this news, Tinsel also has a bladder infection and is now turning her nose up at nearly every food we've tried. I started giving her a 1/4 tablet of Pepcid which is supposed to calm her tummy, but it takes awhile to kick in. After numerous trips to the grocery store, I finally landed on a canned food she'll eat. At this point, I'm not even worried that she won't eat her prescription food. She just needs to eat SOMETHING until we get this infection under control. When her appetite comes back, we'll give the new food another try.
For now, she's getting lots of pampering and attention. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day for her and that she'll soon be feeling better!