Would you believe both him and his brother Lugosi are going to be 18 years old in July? Sadly, Lugosi is not even half as active as Spider, but every cat is different, just like us humans! 🙂
Spider is almost 18 years old! Can you believe he’s still so playful? He cracks me up, LOL.
Spider plays football from *inside* his tent. ⚽? Note: Spider is almost 18 years old! ? #cats #pingpongball #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catperson #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #catsoflanzarote #tent #cattent #seniorcat #oldcat #mycats #catlife #meow #catphotos
Spider wasn’t well earlier this year. His kidney disease had got slightly worse and he also had to have a malignant tumour (an adenocarcinoma) removed from his right ear at the beginning of June.
Sadly, there really isn’t that much we can do about old age symptoms such as kidney failure and cancer. The same as with humans, all we can do is treat the symptoms and work on the best quality of life that we can possibly give our furbabies in their twilight years.
Since I’m a medicinal cannabis (oil) user myself to dampen the 24/7 chronic pain from my rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia that even the strongest painkillers won’t touch, I googled to see if something similar might also help animals with cancer, pain or other ailments.
Canna-Pet’s products are made exclusively from hemp, a non-psychoactive plant which represents a natural cannabinoid source for pet supplements. A study of pet owners using Canna-Pet for their cats and dogs showed that there was a lot of improvement in their pets, treating conditions such as allergies, digestive tract problems, seizures, muscle spasms and inflammatory illnesses. In many cases it also slowed down the re-growth of cancer cells and reduced vomiting and nausea.
About a week after starting Spider (who is 17 years old) on his new meds, he started acting like a new cat! He has always been a picky eater, and over the last year he has at times completely stopped eating and lost half a kilo in weight. Since putting him on Canna-Pet, he has been eating really well and has put on all that lost weight again. For his age he is still very playful, but now he plays *even more*, and is more cuddly and much more active in general. The tumour he had removed in June also shows no signs of growing back.
Another thing that regular medicine (Gabapentin) could not help with, was Spider’s crying and loud howling various times a night, every night. For whatever the reason – pain, anxiety, senility – he stopped doing this after a week on Canna-Pet pills.
I am really happy that I found something that is helping Spider regain the quality of life that he deserves in his old age. While Canna-Pet obviously cannot reverse the natural ageing process or cure incurable illnesses, it does appear to help make sure that our pets are happy and relatively healthy… until the day they cross over to the Rainbow Bridge.
He may be almost 17 years old and deaf, but he is still so playful and has a lot of energy in him!
Spider had to go to the vets for various tests (he’s alright though – just a geriatric checkup), so they shaved his belly and his paw. Don’t worry mate, it’ll grow back soon!