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Rumpy Bump- Stumpnots

I am the Cat of- Cats!
Purred: Sun Mar 24, '13 3:51pm PST 
Hello wavewavewave

This is a really wonderful idea to share knowledge about cats with disabilities. Our Pops is disabled but he said since he has no fur...


We are very busy but hope to stop by now and then.

Angel Pee Girl. She was named for her tiny little meow that sounded like "peep"
When Pops GF got her from the SPCA her back leg was just hanging. She did not walk on it and did a hop-walk. The vet at the SPCA offered to amputate the leg for the adoption. Pop said NO! He got a second opinion from his vet. It did not seem to hurt so they left it alone. The vet said they could always remove it later if there were problems. Pee got along very well and it never slowed her down a bit. When older she did walk on it with a funny swoop-step swoop-step. Pops says she was one of his best ever kitties and still misses her.

Mr Buttons has FIV. This is a medical thing and he gets along well. He had a mouth infection and it took almost a year of medication on and off to clear it up. We love Mr B.

Me, Rumpy Bump Stumpnots, well I have behavior issues. I grew up in a crate at a rescue. I never learned to communicate with other cats. I am now a trouble maker. I also had a burn when I was little. It is all healed but you can see the scar where no fur grows. Dad thinks I have hyperesthesia syndrome. The skin on my back starts rolling and in no time I am doing something very aggressive to another cat. I am getting a bit better.

Purrs to all



Purred: Fri Mar 29, '13 4:53pm PST 
Feline hyperesthesia syndrome is a disorder that isn't yet understood. There are recognizable symptoms but the cause of the disorder as yet, remains a mystery. I wonder if cats who overreact to having the skin in the lumbar area of their back scratched, by intensely licking or even nipping at your hand when you scratch the cat in this area, are exhibiting a milder form of the disorder.

Some links to info on hyperesthesia syndrome

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/healthinfo/HyperesthesiaS yndrome.cfm
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archiv e/2012/04/04/feline-hyperesthesia-symptoms.aspx
http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/Feline_hyperesthesia_syndrome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik i/Feline_hyperesthesia_syndrome
http://www.vetinfo.com/feline-hyper esthesia-syndrome.html
http://petshrink.com/articles/compulsive_cat .html
http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/skin/c_ct_feline_hyperest hesia_syndrome
http://www.bestfriendsvet.com/pdffiles/HYPERESTHESIA %202011.pdf


Purred: Fri Mar 29, '13 5:07pm PST 
Rumpy, is your Pops a Sphynx? They have no hair...

A cat who tests positive for FIV can be healthy and live a long time. Our Mom had a cat years ago named Gordon who tested positive for FIV. That cat was her son's prizewinning 4-H cat and he was healthy at the time he died at age 11. His death was due to an evil act by Mom's ex, which was one of the reasons why the ex became EX right after that happened.

BTW that "rolling skin" thing you talk about is a classic sign of the feline hyperesthesia syndrome & in fact, one of the syndrome's nicknames is "rolling skin syndrome."

Inability to get along with other cats & other socialization problems are common when a kitten is raised alone. Kittens raised alone such as single handraised orphan kittens, kittens taken from a mother too early, or kittens who for whatever reason, doesn't get to interact with a mother and littermates at the ages of approximately 7 to 8 weeks or older, also won't learn how to inhibit biting and scratching. At this age, a kitten is able to get around well, and learns to inhibit biting and scratching by the reactions of its littermates and by the reaction (and discipline) from its mother when it gets too rough in play. This is one reason why kittens shouldn't be taken away from their mothers and littermates until they are at least 8 weeks of age, 12 to 16 weeks is even better because before 12 to 16 weeks a kittens immune system is very immature and the stress of going to a new home can often trigger problems such as a flareup of the herpes virus or upper respiratory problems.

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