Lotus was going to the butchery!
Spock is a 19-year-old cat, his kidneys are not working properly: instead of evacuating all the waste, his body accumulates some of it, which ends up in his blood. In addition to being a very painful phenomenon that sometimes prevents him from urinating, this problem exposes Spock to the risk of ulcers...
Once, we had to take him to the vet who put a urinary catheter in him, because Spock could not evacuate on his own! We now give him a treatment in the morning and evening, to avoid it from happening again...
Veterinary canned food specially adapted to cats with kidney problems would allow Spock to regain his strength, without worsening his health problems. On the contrary, such a diet would probably help alleviate his symptoms.
Recently, we had to take care of 9 elderly cats. Given their health condition, we spend a lot of time at the vet's, and the costs just keep piling up: litter, medication, care, food... we can't afford to take care of everything anymore!