Lita my 6 1/2 year old Ragdoll was always unclean about her grooming of her own fur her whole life I have her 8 year old mother and she is the same way about her own fur. Like mother like daughter? Lita was diagnosed with early kidney problems back 3 months ago. She got so sick that she could barely walk suddenly before I took her to the vet the next day. The vet said she was very dehydrated and very weak at the time. Since this time I have been giving her fluids though an IV bag 2 times a week and have her on prescription Science Diet canned K/D food put in a blender mixed with some water and a powdered Epakitin mixed in for her kidney disorder. She is doing very well with this setup that she will have to have this the rest of her life. The thing is......she was always unclean about herself her whole life always having matted fur from not cleaning herself on a regular daily basis. Over the last 6 weeks or so......Lita is now a converted Miss Clean....and she keeps herself and her own fur immaculate almost constantly licking herself. She is very clean and mat free which makes us both happy I know that cats do not groom themselves very well when they are either sick or very old in age. This just blows me away to see her taking so well care of herself in the grooming department Can anyone explain why a cat like this would suddenly turn into a Miss Clean after being a pig about herself for the past 6 years of her life?
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2/17/09 at 7:43pm