Monday, February 18, 2019

Benny's vet check up

In December, we learned that Benny's iron levels were low, and he was nearly anemic. A week or so later, based on a suggestion from our friend Connie, we started him on a supplement of Liqui-Tinic 4X. We did a blog post about it here.

On Friday Benny had a re-check at the vet. I'm pleased to say that his iron levels have improved by 5%, pretty good for just 8 weeks! His overall blood work looked pretty good, the only downside being that his kidney values continue to worsen over time due to his age.

We are pleased that he is doing decently for being such an old kitty! Go, Benny!

He got to snuggle with me in my lap later that night. (He gets a sedative before his appointment to make it easier on everyone, and he zonks out pretty hard afterward.)


10 comments:

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Way to go Benny.. (and purrs for your kidneys)

Eastside Cats said...

Such a good boy you are, Benny! Here's hoping those iron levels keep going up!

The Swiss Cats said...

Thanks for visiting us ! Way to go, Benny ! Purrs

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm glad that Benny, for the most part, got a good vet check up!

pilch92 said...

I am glad Benny is doing well. I will be praying the kidneys don't get worse. XO

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Good news for Benny - wonderful! Purrs and prayers for that kidney.

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Wishing all goes well with Benny.

Fur Everywhere said...

We are so glad to hear that Benny's iron value is higher!

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Happy to hear Benny's improvement. A well deserved snooze for sure!

catladymac said...

Purrayers & POTP for Benny to keep up the good work !

What are these kids doing here?

A minivan pulled up next door and there were some kids inside. Lucy heard the kids and ran to the window to check them out.