We are hoping that it does not flare up like that again. He would not eat in October, but you know all that as you went through it. He has has pancreatitis for several years, but it never flared like that till October. Still, he is a lot better, but never 100% recovered. I would say more like 80%.
David and the CoolCyberCats
Luckily he's eating OK!
At the very end of his life my Faffie had pancreatitis (and a damaged liver), but he wasn't eating because of it. I was trying to get him to eat for days, but when the pancreatitis was diagnosed, I realised he was in pain, and nauseous everytime he succeeded to eat something (he was feeling his best in the early morning after fasting in the night, but as soon as he ate a few kibbles or a few bites of wetfood he started having pain again). Then I realised I wasn't helping him anymore by trying everything to let him eat...
But with Orion it's different, he eats well, so he isn't nauseous or in pain at the moment (and when he was in October, it was more of an acute situation, not a chronic one like with Faffie. And Faffie was 18 years old).
Yes, Orion is eating well. He loves getting canned food, which we use to hide some of his pills and powder in. He also eats dry food. He is always wanting food, but that is how he always has been. ;)
Rissa was a lovely cat! A shorter hair version of Orion in a way, except the white spot oh her chest. :)
I am so glad you volunteer at the shelter. :) I bet the kitties all love you!
Pemphigus, that's a nasty disease! A friend of mine's cat had it only on her footpads, but I've seen pictures... Poor Apollo!
I think the 'pig liver dust' is probable the same as the pancreaspowder that I mentioned (zymoral is probably a Dutch or European brand, but it's a powder supplement that provides the enzymes that normally the pancreas provides to digest the food better.
But he is eating OK now?
About Rissa, she lived with me from march 2012 until march 2015, on this page you can see some pictures of her, it's a kind of memorial page I made for her back then.
Few months later I adopted Loewie and Zowie from the same shelter where Rissa came from. It's the shelter where I'm volunteering for one to two mornings a week, since 2007.
I feel like my track record on age at death is not high. ^Leo^, our major special needs made 17 and that was the longest. ^Irchy^ was only 7 and the rest were 3 or 4 (^Copycat^) to 12. I know I am being paraniod, but I feel like I am approaching borrowed time.
I know it's scarey having senior cats. Van Gogh is only 4, although it's hard to imagine I've had her that long! You never know of course, and I sometimes wonder if Van Gogh might outlive me! John