Tiny Johnson here.
This may look like nothing more than a photo of me squatting in the litter pool, but that's exactly what it is; a photo of me squatting!
After the infamous Anal Sac Experience I was still making use of...ahem...''inappropriate" areas to poop, like my heaty box bed, so the peeps decided on another vet visit for x-rays of my innards. Well, it turns out my innards are fine, but I have severely arthritic hips. (We figure the only way TJ could go comfortably was laying down, we feel terrible.--ed.)
The vet gave me Metacam, which has helped tremendously, as you can see. I'm back to laying large logs in the litter pool and I've been much more apt to venture onto the higher levels of the cat trees. and in the apartment house on the Catio. The peeps think I'm less clingy, too.
(I am NOT clingy--it's called Snoopervision.)
The vet said Metecam can impact my kidney function, long term, so she did a baseline kidney panel. I'm pleased to report I have the kidneys of a kitten--so I only have to have blood work done every six months and follow up x-rays if I start limping, etc.
I'm so happy to feel less creaky, and the medicine isn't icky at all--Mommy squirts it in my mouth and I don't fight or foam--and I get a treat afterwards! Hopefully I'll feel good for a long time now.
XX Jimmy John XX