|Purred: Fri Oct 25, '13 11:40am PST |
|Make sure you talk to folks in the rescue who have been working with the cat. They should have some insight. Ask who has been seeing the cat for veterinary care and if you don't already have a vet, you might consider staying with that vet since they have already seen him. Most rescues are great about "after care" or being a resource, especially for owners of special needs cats because they want the human/cat match to be a successful one, so you should expect a lot of support from the rescue. Also, do your research. With a special needs cat, you, as the owner, have to be the cat's biggest advocate. And with that job, knowledge is power, so the more information you have about what to expect with Manx syndrome (which has to do with an inability of some Manx cats to control their anal sphincter because of incomplete nerve formation at the base of the tail) the better off you'll be and the more successful you'll be.
But aside from that, I say go for it! Special needs cats are fabulous and very appreciative of the love and affection they get. Best of luck to you.
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