We found out a couple months ago and he's been eating Hill's Prescription Diet y/d food to treat it. I know many of you have your reservations about the food, but I have to say... it's working! The great thing about the food option is that he doesn't need any medication or radiation treatments -- he just eats. Which he does quite well, thank you very much!
|Fine. I'll go to the vet. But I'm not happy about it.|
So this visit, I fully expected him to be right back to normal (he started out at 11.1 and normal is 4.0 or less). He was at 4.5 last time.
|Did mom just call me a stinker?!|
So we went to the vet.
First of all, let me just say that Pimp was the BEST boy! He usually pees in the waiting room and poops in the exam room. That's his routine. Last time we went, he had the nerve to pee right when we parked, while we were still in the car! My brand new car. It happens, I know. But the bad part was that the vet needed some pee to run a test... and he had left it all in my car.
So this time, I came prepared. I had a syringe she gave me last time just for this (so I could get some from inside the carrier before cleaning it up if he went) and towels and paper towels.
But we didn't need them! He held his pee like a good boy and the vet got some like normal. First time he hasn't peed in forever!
|Good boys even take supermodel portraits in the exam room.|
And, shoot. They were 5.1. His levels have gone up. The vet really thinks it was because he got into Moo's food, and I do, too. But we're going back in four weeks again to re-test... and I'm making EXTRA sure he doesn't get into any other food but his until then.
All paws crossed his levels go all the way down to where they're supposed to be!