Kitty Meow (Disabled Kitten)


American Shorthair
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Age: 2 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 5 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Kitten, Braticus, Stinker, Princess

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-part feral-disabled

Gotcha Date:
July 17th 2012

Likes:
Feathers

Pet-Peeves:
Getting washed when she urinates on herself

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
http://www.facebook.com/littlemeow kitten I was in Peterborough (Ontario) around mid-July on a business trip and I found a disabled kitten in the hotel parking lot. She has no use of her back limbs and had large open wounds on the tops of her paws from continually dragging them. I took her to a vet the next day since I found her late at night, and he prescribed me an antibiotic for her wounds and a topical treatment for them. She was severely malnourished and weighed under a pound. The vet estimated that she was between 8-10 weeks old, as she had some of her teeth already. He said she didn't have any feeling in her back legs and that she'd never be able to walk again. When I brought her to my vet at home in Newmarket a week later she performed a pinch test on her toes, and the kitten was retracting her paws. She had also gained a little over a pound. She has control of her bowels, but not as much over her bladder, so sometimes she leaks. We have put her in diapers for now to help prevent messes. There's a spot in her spine where some of the discs appear to be rotated to the left, then it goes back to normal. Both vets I spoke to aren't sure if it's a birth defect or if she had an accident earlier before I found her. I brought her again to the vet a couple weeks ago and the vet says she is growing proportionally and about average for a kitten her age and has a clean bill of health other than her inability to use her back legs. She plays like a normal kitten, runs up and down the stairs, climbs onto the couches and bed and jumps off of them, but as I mentioned, she wears a diaper because she doesn't have complete control. Last week she just got spayed. The vet said everything went well. Now we just have to decide what the next steps will be if there are any.

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Forums Motto:
http://www.facebook.com/littlemeowkitten

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Disabled Kitten

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 16th 2012 More than 2 years!

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Catster Id:
1272156


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