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NAME:
Mikey: Courtesy Post
ID:
120321CPA
GENDER:
Male
BREED:
Domestic Short Hair
COLOR:
Black and White
AGE:
10 months.
Mikey is a Manx kitten, approximately nine months old, who was abandoned in a Salvation Army dropbox. He is a special needs cat who has Manx Syndrome, born with spinal nerve damage. Although some cats with Manx Syndrome are paralyzed from the waist down, Mikey can run and jump and play. However, he cannot control his pee and poop and must wear diapers. He has a prescription dry food but a neurologist has confirmed that he doesn't need any other special treatment. However, diapers are a big responsibility, and it will take a special person to adopt this special needs cat. Fortunately, Mikey is the sweetest kitten and tolerates all this special care well, and he is an adorable tuxedo with one blue and one gold eye. He is well behaved and is ok with a dog - just check out his starring role on the Petco holiday segment of the Drew Barrymore Show! https://youtu.be/DhVAFEnCJ8k Mikey needs his bladder expressed twice a day, and he wears diapers for fecal incontinence. Because his rescuer is constantly interacting with him, he's a very sweet kitten who never minds getting his diaper changed or having his bladder expressed. His rescuer can show you how to do it. Mikey is FIV and FeLV negative, neutered, and up-to-date on shots. Email [email protected] to apply! Manx syndrome is a collection of disorders affecting the spine, hind legs and colon of tailless cats. Symptoms can include urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation and hind leg paralysis. It cannot be cured, but the cats are not in any pain. The owner manages symptoms such as stool softeners and diapers. Manx syndrome is a collection of disorders affecting the spine and sometimes the hind limbs of affected cats. It is believed to be a form of spina bifida, in which the spine fails to develop as it should. The condition is congenital (present at birth) and occurs during development in the caudal (tail) region of the embryonic neural tube. The (caudal/tail vertebrae) are absent and in some cases, one or more of the sacral bones are deformed or reduced in number, resulting in fecal and urinary dysfunction due to innervation in the anal and perineal area affecting the bladder and anus. Partial paralysis may also occur in the hind legs. Manx syndrome gets its name from the Manx cat, a breed of tailless cat originating from the Isle of Man. Not all Manx cats are tailless, tail length varies from no tail to a full-length tail.