Munchie is already a seven-month-old cat but he looks as if he was only born a month ago. The cat was diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism, a condition that causes him to remain in a kitten-size for the rest of his life. The cat’s case is so rare that it was only documented with one other feline before.
Munchie’s mother, Emily Tomlinson, found him at the Wolverhampton Veterinary Clinic, where she works. She believes he was dumped when he was just 4 weeks old, due to his cloudy eyes, a condition which doesn’t affect his sight whatsoever.
Munchie’s condition doesn’t only affect his appearance though. Last Boxing Day, Emily had to rush him to the vet after he collapsed. The vet concluded that he collapsed as a result of having extremely low calcium levels in his blood. Munchie’s four-day visit to the vet cost Emily £2,500, an amount she says is ‘worthwhile’. She later added that she’ll do anything to provide the cat with the life he deserves.
Rising Munchie is no easy task. Emily said that because he eats small portions of 15 grams, just like a kitten, she feeds him 6-8 times a day including one meal in the middle of the night.
Munchie is an adorable kitten that would need to get regular blood tests and medical inspections for the rest of his life. He’s very lucky to have Emily to take care of him, and love him for as long as he’ll need her.
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Watch this adorable video of Munchies playing with his mother here:
You can keep up with Munchie’s countless adventures on his Instagram account.