Considered a “senior cat,” Joey is at a time in his life when clinicians recommend wellness visits twice a year.
Considered a “senior cat,” Joey is at a time in his life when clinicians recommend wellness visits twice a year.
   

For most of his life, Joey was a happy, healthy cat—never sick and always in charge. Pet news 2 With nary a sniffle, the scrappy domestic short hair has lived with his owner Amanda Arrowood since he was found as a kitten in West Philadelphia. But, at the age of 13, Joey started losing weight and suffering from chronic diarrhea.

“When he first got sick, I tried medication for worms, which didn’t help,” said Arrowood, an ICU nurse at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital. Joey also saw his regular veterinarian, who couldn’t pinpoint the problem or a solution despite efforts with diet and medication.