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Cat Lovers Rejoice As New Medicine Will Extend Cat Lifespan To 30 Years
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Cat Lovers Rejoice As New Medicine Will Extend Cat Lifespan To 30 Years

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Life would pretty fantastic if only the trains would always show up on time, we’d never bite into a chocolate chip cookie and realize it’s a raisin one, and if our beloved pets would live longer. While first two seem impossible, thanks to the latest scientific achievement, soon the life span of the most majestic creatures, also known as cats, could expand to 30 years. All thanks to the brilliant minds of Dr. Toru Miyazaki and his research team.

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Japanese scientist invented medicine that can prolong cat’s lives

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Cats are great and those who think otherwise haven’t yet met their cat. They are funny, mischievous, fluid and have been our companions for a long time. Sure, they might destroy your designer sofa or eat your cherished plants, but all that fades into the background once your feline companion cuddles up into your lap and begins purring. Did you know that having a cat also lowers the risk of suffering from a stroke or a heart attack? Cats are literal lifesavers.

What adds to feline mystery is the belief that they have nine lives – probably because they always land on their feet and survive even the most challenging conditions. Unfortunately, there is a silent threat that affects kitties – chronic kidney disease. It is a complex and irreversible ailment that typically manifests at around 10 years old in cats, affecting an astounding 1 in 3 felines. As cats age, they gradually lose their kidney function, which significantly compromises their quality of life.

The current life span for cats is about 15 years, and everyone agrees that’s not enough. Japanese scientist Dr. Miyazaki is of the same opinion and decided to work hard on creating a miracle – prolonging the lives of our beloved furry companions. Looks like he succeeded and his solution could potentially double cats’ life span!

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Dr. Miyazaki’s breakthrough comes in the form of the “AIM” injection. It’s a medication that has demonstrated an astounding potential to help kitties suffering from chronic kidney disease. The scientist and his team pinpointed the root cause of this treacherous ailment, which paved the way for the development of the injection. Cat owners rejoice!

But how long do we have to wait? The “AIM” injection is currently in the clinical trial phase and is anticipated to be available by 2025. The latest trial results have showed a level of efficacy that has exceeded all expectations and has the potential to revolutionize feline healthcare. Even poor cats who were deemed to have only a week left showed remarkable improvements after receiving an injection.

This medication is unique as it as has the potential not only to treat but also prevent chronic kidney disease, extending not only feline companions’ lifespan but also their quality of life. Imagine a world where cats can enjoy longer and healthier lives, staying with us for decades. It will be a better place for sure.

Thanks to the groundbreaking discovery, soon cats will be able to live up to 30 years

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The injection targets chronic kidney disease, the most common ailment in cats

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That’s not all of the good news. Dr. Miyazaki is determined to make this life-saving medication accessible to all. They plan to lower the medication’s price to ensure that every pet owner can afford it. It shows the genuine love and care the researchers have for these wonderful animals. No one should ever choose between food or medication for their best friend and these brilliant scientists are there to ensure that.

Not only do the scientists work hard to help beloved pets, but also regular people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the funding for this study came to a halt. They reached out to numerous platforms and soon people started donating to the cause with heartfelt messages and well wishes. So basically, this medication was made with love and it is a well-known fact that if you do something with love, it works 10 times better.

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The scientists also plan to lower the cost of the medication, making it accessible to everyone

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All hail Dr. Miyazaki and his team – soon we’ll be able to grown old with our cats

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The future looks promising and hopefully soon we will be able to grow old with our beloved pets and be grey together. Thanks to the brilliance and big hearts of these scientists, many of us will have numerous more years of half-eaten mice on the porch, furballs and incredible love from our furry companions.

So mark 2025 in your calendar and buy a tasty treat for your cat today. And while you’re here, share your favorite memory about your cat in the comments bellow.

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@petsparade Did you know? 🐱❤️ would you let your cat take the injection to double their lifespan? 🐾 #fyp #cat #cats #catsoftiktok #catlover #viral #petsparade #foryou ♬ original sound – Pets Parade

People in the comments were overjoyed at the prospect of having their furry friends live longer

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Mad Dragon
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So the injection targets chronic kidney disease. What about all the other things that wear down due to old age? Should we expect to put our cats through knee replacements? Hip replacements? I'm just saying there are a lot of other things that can go wrong in 30 years besides kidney failure.

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RedMarbles
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No need for a slippery slope argument here (or anywhere, imo). This particular treatment seems absolutely worth it. But since you brought it up, I would say no on joint replacements for cats. If what you meant to say was that it's misleading to say this treatment "*will* extend cats' lifespans to 30 years," like they did in the title, I agree, since, as you said, there are other things that can go wrong (although kidney disease is apparently the most common life-shortening disease).

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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here's the problem. Someone took a small detail in this study and made it it's focus, just like this BP post. The researchers focused on improving Kidney health in cats. If the article title focused on that, this is positive. Yes, the implication Of having our cats live longer with us is amazing, I hate how BP, TikTok and news articles focus on the 30yr number, rather than the specific disease treatment and preventiom that the research team is actually focused On

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RedMarbles
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. The misleading simplifications/translations by journalists/editors or infotainment sites, especially in the headlines, have caused a lot of distrust in science. The scientists, while not perfect, are generally pretty good at being precise in their claims.

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Jackie Lulu
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not thinking about the lifespan so much, as the quality of life. 2 of my cats passed from kidney disease. Yes they were pretty old , but kidney disease begins long before it takes a life. If I could have spared my Betsy, who passed a year ago, any of that pain and illness, you bet I would.

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Mad Dragon
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So the injection targets chronic kidney disease. What about all the other things that wear down due to old age? Should we expect to put our cats through knee replacements? Hip replacements? I'm just saying there are a lot of other things that can go wrong in 30 years besides kidney failure.

kdrew7878 avatar
RedMarbles
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No need for a slippery slope argument here (or anywhere, imo). This particular treatment seems absolutely worth it. But since you brought it up, I would say no on joint replacements for cats. If what you meant to say was that it's misleading to say this treatment "*will* extend cats' lifespans to 30 years," like they did in the title, I agree, since, as you said, there are other things that can go wrong (although kidney disease is apparently the most common life-shortening disease).

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nishi avatar
Westend Revolver
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here's the problem. Someone took a small detail in this study and made it it's focus, just like this BP post. The researchers focused on improving Kidney health in cats. If the article title focused on that, this is positive. Yes, the implication Of having our cats live longer with us is amazing, I hate how BP, TikTok and news articles focus on the 30yr number, rather than the specific disease treatment and preventiom that the research team is actually focused On

kdrew7878 avatar
RedMarbles
Community Member
7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed. The misleading simplifications/translations by journalists/editors or infotainment sites, especially in the headlines, have caused a lot of distrust in science. The scientists, while not perfect, are generally pretty good at being precise in their claims.

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Jackie Lulu
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7 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not thinking about the lifespan so much, as the quality of life. 2 of my cats passed from kidney disease. Yes they were pretty old , but kidney disease begins long before it takes a life. If I could have spared my Betsy, who passed a year ago, any of that pain and illness, you bet I would.

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