Saturday, 22 August 2015

Sparkle Gets Some Youth Back

Our cat, Sparkle, is getting on in years ................ sssshhhh don’t tell her!

We think she is about 12 years old but are not too certain as she adopted us. We had no pets at that time and she would enter the house at night to look around. She gave me a huge fright more than once when I would be up late watching a movie. Neil took pity on this “poor stray” and started to feed her bits of sandwich ham and then we started buying cat food for her. I wondered if she perhaps belonged to the people over the road and one day I called to the woman to ask if she owned a cat and she confirmed that it was hers. They had to move again after a few months and the woman said she would leave Sparkle with us since she seemed to prefer us. She was sad to let her cat go as she had had her since she was a kitten but Sparkle didn’t like their big dog. NEVER did I think I would ever own a cat as they gave me terrible hay fever – streaming nose and eyes and lots of sneezing.

I can’t remember what Sparkle was called before and I think it was my daughter who decided to give her the name Sparkle. She has us very well trained and is very “talkative” and always has the last word. Sparkle has been with us for over 10 years now and is not as active as she once was. She tends to stay inside all day and goes out for her “toilet walks” twice a day.

The wonderful Hill’s asked whether we would like to try their Prescription Diet® j/d® Feline dry food to see if it could help give her back some of her youth.

Pet arthritis is a debilitating disease caused by protective cartilage wearing away. Joints become stiff and painful, and mobility progressively decreases. It is often misinterpreted as pet’s “slowing down” due to old age.

Does your cat :

·         Groom herself less, especially around the tail area?

·         Struggle to jump onto high places?

·         Sleep all day?


She could be suffering from painful joints.

Prescription Diet® j/d® Feline is formulated with the following benefits :

·         Clinically proven to help cats walk, run, play and climb stairs more easily, see a difference in 28 days.

·         Helps your cat walk, run and play better by soothing aching joints and preserving healthy cartilage.

·         Helps maintain joint cartilage thanks to EPA, a special omega-3 fatty acid from fish oil and glusosamine and chondrotin sulphate from natural sources.


Prescription Diet® j/d® Feline contains omega-3 fatty acids, which nourish cartilage.

Controlled phosphorus and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids help maintain kidney health.

High carnitine helps burn fat while maintaining lean muscle mass.


Sparkle had been eating the food for about two months now (loving it) and we have definitely seen a difference in her. She finds it much easier to jump onto higher surfaces – which she loves as she can swat anyone walking past. Her favourite thing of all is to climb ladders and especially if that ladder is going into the ceiling.

Thanks Hill’s for giving her Royal Highness Queen Sparkle some youth back.





  1. How cute is your cat? Oh my!! I miss having a cat sooooooo much! I love going to my parents house and playing with my cat, but it's not the same without all the cat cuddles when I go to sleep!

    1. Cats are the best (other than dogs as well)! I am so glad Sparkle adopted us.