Chubs


Domestic Shorthair
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Age: 2 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 4 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Chubby, Wobbles, Fatso

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

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-disabled

Gotcha Date:
September 22nd 2012

Birthday:
August 18th 2012

Coloration:
Gray Tabby

Likes:
A string belt I have.

Pet-Peeves:
Being stuck in my room

Favorite Toy:
The string belt I have.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Either with me or under the livingroom coffee table

Favorite Food:
Brothers' dry food

Skills:
Being cute.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I work at a vet, and a client brought him in at 4 weeks old because he was abandoned. He had trouble walking, later to discover that he has cerebellum hypoplasia, a no progressive disorder that causes him to have underdeveloped motor skills, he would run to me at the vet and hide in my arm. He even ran past food for me. The doctor considered putting him to sleep because the client couldn't afford a fifth cat (I know..) so they gave my Chubby prednisone (a "bandaid" drug) and that slowly made him better. I fostered him that weekend thanks to constant begging to my mom who hated cats prior to Chubs. He's been mine ever since, my wobbly little man.

Bio:
http://lifewithchcats.com/

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
"Wobble, baby."

Wobbly Kitty:
Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that results in walking and balance problems. A kitten is born with “CH” when his cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination, is underdeveloped at birth. An cerebellum’s growth can be stunted by a number of factors, most commonly if the mother contracted the feline distemper virus while pregnant or if there was some sort of trauma to the kittens while they were in the womb. Consequently, an underdeveloped cerebellum can result in underdeveloped or complicated mobility. CH cats are known for their “drunken sailor” walk, which is why they’re known endearingly as “wobbly cats.” The severity of a kitten’s CH can vary greatly — even among litter mates. While some cats may only have a slightly impacted gait, others may have significant trouble getting around, if they’re able to walk at all. It’s important to remember that the cat isn’t sick, weak or hurt; she’s simply uncoordinated. CH cats may also experience head tremors, the uncontrollable shaking of the cat’s head when she’s trying to focus. Again, some cats may experience mild cases, others may be more severe. (Consequently, some think CH cats may have vision issues. If you think this is an issue with your cat, speak to your vet.) Unless a CH cat has other health issues, her life expectancy is the same as a cat’s without CH. Since the condition is non-progressive, it will never get worse — and in some cases, owners say that their cat became more capable over time.

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 24th 2012 More than 2 years!

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The Drunken Kitty


I wuv my bed

November 25th 2012 6:25 am
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Mommy got me my first bed on Black Friday. I'm happy that it makes her happy to see me sweeping in my new bed!
I still prefer mommy's bed though, I know I'm her little man.

 

Revolution

November 24th 2012 5:32 pm
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Chubby got his first Revolution today. (:
He's off to a bad start, he had round worms 3 weeks ago and now he has fleas.
Luckily, I work at a vet. :p

 
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