Can you offer Kitty a new home?

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Colour: White and Black
Sex: Female
Age: 4 years 3 months.
Time with us: 13 weeks.

Say a huge hello to our wonderfully friendly, always well behaved, ultimate fuss pot... KITTY!!

Kitty arrived with us via an Inspector after her owner sadly moved away and left her behind. Kitty has been nothing but a pleasure since she's been here with us, and becomes a firm favourite with everyone she meets. She is chatty, outgoing and has the sweetest nature.

Unfortunately when Kitty went to the vets for her routine checks they detected an abnormality with her heart. Since then Kitty has seen a specialist Cardiology vet and has been diagnosed with a condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, which is the most commonly diagnosed heart condition in cats. The condition causes the muscle of the heart wall to thicken, restricting the blood flow and causing Kitty's heart rhythm to become erratic.

Like Kitty, many cats with this condition do not show any clinical signs and appear to be totally healthy, often the condition goes completely undetected. Kitty goes about her day to day activities just like any other cat and is a very happy girl.

As advised by the Cardiologist, Kitty has started daily beta blocker treatment to alleviate her abnormal heart rhythm, and this medication is very reasonably priced and easy to administer. However, we have been advised Kitty would benefit from regular echo cardiograms with the specialist Cardiologist every 6 months, which each cost around £600, or £100 per month if you save monthly.

We know it's a lot to ask of a new owner, and it's going to be a challenge to find someone willing to take Kitty on... but she is far too lovely to give up on and we're up for the challenge!

Prognosis for cats with heart conditions is not as black and white as it is with dogs... afterall cats do not like to stick to the rules!! Cats like Kitty, who are showing no clinical signs, are often able to survive for years with only mildly compromised heart function and we hope Kitty will live a long and happy life in a loving home.

She would prefer a home where there are no other pets but would be perfect for a family with children around 7yr+. For any more information on Kitty, don't hesitate to call us on 01283 569165!'

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