Moose is a 9 year old kitty who originally came to us in October 2017 after his owner passed away. He was fairly stressed at the shelter and he wasn’t eating well. This is always concerning, but more so in overweight cats like Moose because they can quickly develop Fatty Liver Disease (FLD). FLD is when fat makes its way into the liver. Typically, when an animal doesn’t receive enough nutrition, the body moves fat from its reserves into the liver to be converted into energy. However, cat’s bodies are not designed to convert large amounts of fat this way and it is a very serious condition – one that can be life threatening!
We were thrilled when Moose began eating better and he was adopted in November. Unfortunately, once in his new home, he did develop FLD. His adopters provided him excellent care and saved his life by treating him! However, Moose was not doing well with another cat in the home which added to his stress.
Moose is now back with his HSCC family and he is ready for his next journey. He was a champion medical patient and was a perfect gentleman throughout his treatment (even when he needed to be fed and medicated through a feeding tube!). He is now stable and we are so excited to find him a new home! We have nothing but wonderful things to say about this sweet boy. He’s been given a 9th life and we want to make it a great one!