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Mick Jagger DIVA -- Cerebellar Hypoplasia Siamese & Domestic Short Hair Mix Pittsburg, CA
- Gray / Blue / Silver
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
- Good in a home with
- Other cats, children.
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Meet Mick Jagger DIVA -- Cerebellar Hypoplasia
Meet the Rockstar/Diva in one, the coolest cat on the block. Mick Jagger!
Jagger (as foster dad calls him) is a 2 year old Lynx Point neutered male who came to us from Oakland Animal Shelter. Jagger was born with cerebellar hypoplasia. His is considered moderate. VCA Animal has a breakdown of the condition.-
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a developmental condition in which the cerebellum of the brain fails to develop properly. The cerebellum is the portion of the brain that controls fine motor skills, balance, and coordination. The condition is not painful or contagious.
What causes it?
Cerebellar hypoplasia most commonly occurs when a pregnant cat becomes infected with feline panleukopenia virus and passes the infection to her unborn kittens. The panleukopenia virus preferentially attacks rapidly dividing cells. During the perinatal period (i.e., in the last weeks of pregnancy and the first weeks after birth) the cerebellum is undergoing rapid growth and development, making it vulnerable to attack by the virus. The condition may only affect one kitten in a litter or may involve all littermates.
Are there any other causes of this condition?
It is possible that a kitten could develop cerebellar hypoplasia if its mother is severely malnourished during her pregnancy or if the kitten suffers a physical trauma to its brain during the period of time when the cerebellum is developing. Other inflammatory diseases of the brain such as toxoplasmosis infection may cause similar symptoms. However, the most common cause of this condition by far is infection with panleukopenia virus.
So Jagger is not in any pain, it is not contagious, and he will not require any more visits to the vet than a neurotypical cat. Jagger just has his swagger
This is what his foster dad says about him-
'When you first see him walk, wobble, stumble, and fall you'll probably feel sorry for him. He doesn't want you to feel sorry for him, he just wants someone to love him as he is. He gets around fine, can climb up the cat tree, and get on his human's bed at night to sleep. That's all that matters.
Life is good when you can lay on your side while having your head rubbed and chin scratched. That and an occasional belly rub. or just hang out at the sliding door and watch the show outside. He can be a picky eater with dry food but he loves wet food.
When he first got here he acted like he was a bit scared of the other foster cat but after a couple of days he pays her no mind. He does have litter box issues that we're working on. They may be caused by his CH making it hard for him to climb into it. A lower sided box has helped about 95% and we will certainly help his new family modify to accommodate him '
Some cats with moderate to severe CH do require low entry litter boxes to help them easily be able to access the litter box. We will work with his foster home to have one available for him.
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Housebroken?: Yes, we think so
Crate Trained?: As needed for car
Leash Trained?: NO but he might like it
Rides Well in Car?: Yes as well as a cat can
Good with cats?: Yes, we think so
Good with dogs?: Unknown, but can test
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: His adoption fee is a suggested donation of $50
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of 5
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Mick Jagger DIVA -- Cerebellar Hypoplasia