He’s had his third treatment by now, months on the diet and the Chinese herbs. A urine test showed that his numbers were slightly elevated, but not at the worry level.

He’s been very energetic, even at his age and in this heat. We’ve discovered a park over in Pennsylvania that works well for us, a short walk to a stream where there’s a ramp down to the water, picnic tables, and plenty of things to sniff. He’s not that fond of the water, it surprises him to get his paws wet.

The homecooked diet is working very well - for one thing, I can buy in bulk because we’re eating the same things. Houseguests have commented on how good his food looks in his bowl - as it’s a fresh combination of ground meat and lightly-cooked frozen vegetables, it does look and smell good.