We’re a little concerned about our kitty, Belle. She is about 15, a shelter kitty, so we’re not sure of her exact age. She’s been with us for 13 years and was estimated to be 2 years old when I got her.
The vet moved her to a senior diet last year for kidney support, and redid her blood work this year which is a little worse. She’s lost a pound (10% of her weight) and her creatine level is up, although still below the danger point. The vet gave us meds to stimulate her appetite and a sample pack of prescription food which supports renal function. We won’t transition her to the new food until we have been on the boat a little while because it would probably be too stressful for her, and she may not need it yet. It’s a wait and see situation. One thing I feel sure of is that she would be more stressed at not being with us if we left her at home, and she probably would not receive the care we can give her since we are with her 24/7.
At any rate we need to be aware that we may need vet services on the way, or we may need to restock this special prescription food on the way.