We adopted Joe a few months ago. He was dropped at the shelter with no history, and his age was estimated to be ‘at least’ 13 years. He has a definite hitch in his gait, which appeared to be getting a bit worse, so we took him to the vet to see if arthritis meds would help. Turns out he was anemic and had an irregular heart beat. The wonderful news is that after a week of meds he’s strong and up to his old self, which is begging for treats. He’s the sweetest boy, and we hope he lives with us for many more years.