Sadly we lost our family kitty of six years “Brain” to FLUTD. The disease had progressed too far, and last Thursday he had to be put down.
He was epileptic, allergic to cooked meats, disliked the taste of raw meats and was named after a mouse. As several people have been “kind” enough to mention, he would not have lasted long in the wild… I’m sure his pure-biscuit diet contributed to his FLUTD, but we had little choice and did our best to provide the best foods we could. It was not good enough unfortunately.
After a week in mourning, today we ventured out in search of a new family friend – and found one at the Cat Protection Society of Victoria. For just $55, we got a 2+ year old (estimated) desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, washed, male tabby cat. He is extremely friendly and sociable, tolerant of rogue 4-year old boys, apathetic to our dog and eats normal cat food.
We have another desexed male cat and so are susceptible to FLUTD again; however “Cardamon” will not be liv
ving on a purely bikky and water diet, so this is less likely to be a problem.
We were not sure whether to get a new cat, but after reading the reviews, we couldn’t pass it up!
+Update+: Will, we understand, and will send Sketch all the mojo we can spare.