Brushing, Fish Oil, Turmeric, Digestive Enzymes for Young and Geriatric Cats and Dogs, Plus Tomatoes by da-AL

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Striped cat with great fur Cats are better sleek than scrawny.

What do dogs have to do with cats? And what do either of them have to do with tomatoes?

It all began with a brush, some fish oil, and some turmeric. For good measure, some digestive enzymes too.

About a month ago, I cat-sat a 15ish-year-old cat for a week. She was bony, flaky skinned, clumpy-furred, and lethargic. It as just as well that her ‘usual people’ didn’t tell me they expected her to die of old age while they were away.

Kitty ate, drank, and partook of her litter box normally. After a couple days of checking in on her twice daily, her snow drifts of dandruff, her languor, and her scrawniness nagged at me.

Day three, I took action. With each morning and evening visit, I began three things:

  1. Vigorous brushing with a slicker brush, the kind with the…

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