When I brought him indoors in January, he went to the vet for a health check. He wasn't very touchable at the time, but they managed to determine he was healthy and guessimated his age to be around 5 years old.
Since he got a small hematoma on his ear, he had to go the vet today to get it treated. This vet disagrees with Jethro being 5 years old. She believes he's closer to 8-10 years old.
Now, that's a big leap, but with the ''not so grand'' condition his teeth are in...I am not arguing because it's quite possible he's actually closer to 10 than 5.
That definitely surprised me a little though, because he just went from adult to senior in just a few minutes.
I don't know what to think about his age now. LOL Either way, he's still my baby boy. It'd just be nice to have a general idea of how long I can expect to enjoy his company, you know? I feel like 5 years were just stolen!
Here is a picture of his ''not so grand'' teeth, courtesy of a yawn.
Compared to Martha's pearly whites (who no one has argued about her being about 5 years old):
Oh, one more thing...he only weighed in at 7.6 lbs. This seems "too thin" to me and he's currently fed 1/4 cup of kibble daily, which keeps my female, Martha, at a healthy 10 lbs. Any feeding suggestions to bulk him up a bit?
They are currently fed a mixture of Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diet (duck and green pea? Something like that) and Solid Gold Indigo Moon. It's a mix because I knew that I may not find Solid Gold after I moved (and so far, I'm right), so I wanted to have them adjusted to another brand that's easier to find, just in case.
I know that canned food is preferred, and I plan on introducing more once we get jobs and can afford it, but until then...help me fatten this boy up to a more suitable weight!