Pets

Yuki’s condition

Last Saturday, I went to our vet before class and ended up trying not to cry in the bus on my way to school.

About a month ago, we brought our cat Tabayuki to the vet because he started peeing in the bathroom and the dirty kitchen instead of outside, and drinking more than usual. After running tests, we found out that Yuki has chronic renal failure, which is quite common in senior cats (after the tests, it was found out that he’s already 11 years old). Already two-thirds of his kidneys are damaged.

This basically means that Mom and I are going to be spending even more time at our neighborhood vet. Thankfully, there are websites that give information on how to care for cats with CRF, offering useful tips like how to give them tablets (open their mouth and shove the tablet in past the tongue), so we don’t have to call the vet for every little question.

To manage his condition, Yuki has to continually take medication and eat food specially made for cats with CRF. It’s going to take a lot of money to keep this up. I think Yuki’s special cat food costs around PHP70 per pack, and he has to have at least 1 and a quarter pack per day.

But, whatever. Mom and I don’t really mind about the cost just as long as our fat baby cat stays healthy. I’ve got all my fingers, toes, and limbs crossed.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

One Comment

  • Tata

    about yuki's prescribed food, it's not just the cost but the scarcity that's disheartening. ang hirap maghanap ng Hill's Prescription and Royal Canin brands. Just when we discovered that Animal Care in Tiendesitas sells RC, na-out of stock naman. 🙁

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