This sweet kitty is Mycroft, a very handsome 10-year-old Maine Coon.
Mycroft was adopted in Texas by his forever family before they moved to Washington. When his new family went to the shelter to meet him, there was a Flemish Giant rabbit in his cage instead. The shelter had moved Mycroft to make room for the giant rabbit and could not find him anywhere. After about 15 or 30 minutes of searching, they finally located him in another room and his family knew he was the cat for them!
Once he was settled into his forever home, Mycroft’s family discovered that he is a very curious and incredibly amusing kitty. Over the years, this has gotten him into trouble on more than one occasion, including getting stuck in a wall, falling through a ceiling, and causing a gas leak by turning on the stove. He loves to run around the house as fast as he can, which his family jokingly calls “jetpacking” because his feet barely touch the ground. And, no matter which toys are bought for him, his favorite one to play with is an old string from a curtain with a knot on the end! He loves to be in the room to keep an eye on all human activities and lives for Inaba Churu gravy tubes.
Unfortunately, Mycroft suffered from chronic pancreatitis and none of the routine treatments they tried had helped. He was referred to the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s internal medicine department by his primary veterinarian for help. Our internal medicine team offered to sign him up for a clinical trial at Texas A&M University Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences with the aim to evaluate immunosuppressive drugs as a novel treatment for cats with chronic pancreatitis.
The Texas A&M treatment included the use of an immunosuppressive drugs, like cyclosporine and prednisolone. He was also placed on a special prescription hydrolyzed protein diet. We are happy to report that the treatment protocol worked and now he is doing great! Mycroft’s family is grateful to Dr. Spry, Ricxie, and all of the Animal Medical Center of Seattle team for going the extra mile to help him get back to his normal self. Way to go, Mycroft!