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Raven enjoys a new food

We’ve had a bit of positivity with Raven this past week. We found another food that she enjoys and doesn’t upset her system. It’s Rawz rabbit pâté. It has a well-blended consistency that she prefers.

She’s eaten rabbit-based food for a long time. Usually she eats Instinct Original Grain-Free Pâté Real Rabbit Recipe or sometimes I crack open a can of Ritzy’s Rabbit and smush the heck out of the chunks so she will eat it.

Her vet recommended we add probiotics to her diet, so while we were at the pet store getting that, we found the Raws rabbit pâté. It’s a high-quality food with no other animals proteins, and I like that it doesn’t have the montmorillonite clay that’s in the Instinct food.

The Rawz food seems to have perked up her appetite.

Nom, nom, nom.

Raven eating Raws rabbit food

I lucked into a photo with her tongue out! That’s not her name tag, it’s her tongue. Raven eating Rawz rabbit food
Unfortunately, Rawz rabbit food is nearly impossible to find and we don’t have any more. The pet store rep said something about “shortages” but didn’t know exactly why. I found a case at on online retailer in San Francisco and ordered it this morning. They said it ships within 24 hours, so I should have it in a few days.

When we have the next generation of kitties, I plan to feed them a food that isn’t a pain in the paw to find! Fancy Feast, here we come!

Purrs to everyone. I hope you have a great week and maybe get out a little more (safely of course).

p.s. I purchase everything and don’t have any ads or affiliations or do sponsored reviews. 

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Sorry for being a missing blogging anipal

Just a quick update to let you all know we miss visiting your blogs and we’re not trying to be bad blogging anipals. We intended to catch up on visiting everyone this week, but life has thrown us a curve.

Raven has been quite ill, with more vomiting than any cat should have to endure! The vet thinks she’s having a flare-up of inflammatory GI issues that have been lurking for a few years.

We’ll get over this hurdle.  And after I get some sleep, I’ll get back to visiting your blogs.  I know all of you have been in our shoes, and thanks for understanding.

 

 

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A Day of Good News

I had the 3-month recheck of my thyroid hormone levels and I’m happy to report that my hyperthroidism has been cured! The radioiodine treatment I had in March was stressful, but it worked. Now I just need a regular annual recheck to make sure my thyroid stays healthy.

I got nervous today when Mom put on her shoes and walked towards me. Since I’ve taken too many trips to the vets this year, I feared I was headed there again and ran under the bed. Mom felt awful because she only  wanted to say bye to me before she ran some errands. When she returned, I greeted her at the door with lots of love and meows.

To reward my bravery and forgiveness, she took me outside. I wandered a bit, saw some birds, and then lounged in the shade. Here I am relaxing in one of my favorite spots.
Raven lounging outside

I had fun getting topsy-turvy and rolling around a bit. Raven lounging outside

In other good news, the cat next door has gone to live at the Mom’s house. She’ll be much happier there without a dog sibling. That worked out well.

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Boring image but Good News

Despite the boring image, we have some really good news to share.

Before having my hyperthyroidism treated with radioiodine, my thyroid hormone (T4) level was 5.4. That’s too high, and the lab prints it in red ink.

Now, my T4 is back down to 1.1. This is low normal, and really good.

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I’ll need a 3-month recheck to be sure my thyroid stays in the healthy range, but so far, so good!

My kidneys are also working very well. Some hyperthyroid kitties have sick kidneys but you can’t tell until you get the thyroid under control.  Mine are perfect!

I’m also feeling much better. Even though I’m not as playful or zooming around the house, Mom says she’s glad I’m behaving more like a 14 year old lady cat than a crazy kitten. She’s also glad I’m not vomiting several time a day (yeah…me too!). Mom thinks maybe the furs on the back of my ears is growing back, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to be sure about that.

You’ve all followed along and supported us as I struggled with my hyperthyroid making me sick, so we’re really happy to be able to celebrate our good news with you.