Potato, the Stumpy Cat

This little cat is named Giselle, but she’s called Potato, and she goes by therealstumpycat on Instagram. She is blind and has multiple deformities due to inbreeding among dwarf Munchkin cats. The breeder turned her over to the Massachusetts SPCA, where she was adopted by a cat lover named Holly who has experience with special needs cats. Holly tells us more about Potato’s ailments.

In addition to her skeletal deformities, her organs are to big, her rib cage is way to small and her head is to big which adds weight to her spine.. Her heart is being protected by her tiny rib cage but her lungs are squished and makes it difficult for her to breath.. Things like car rides and even picking her up stresses her out a lot and make her breathing even worse.. Although she has become very playful, she gets tired quickly and needs to rest her lungs.. She has been treated since the day she was surrendered by her amazing pain specialist, Dr. Moses.. This is the woman that agreed to give this girl a fighting chance at a better life and I thank her for all her honesty and compassion for Mrs Potato Cat.. We have a medication routine with her feedings and she is on 2 meds daily so she is not uncomfortable currently.. We have spent a lot of time trying to get an idea of all her ailments so we can be prepared as things change over her lifetime.. She was also blind from birth most likely, she knows no different and it’s doesn’t bother her at all!

Despite her abnormalities, Potato is as cute as can be, and gets along fine with the other household cats. You can see more of Potato at Instagram.  -via Laughing Squid

Source: neatorama

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