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New arrival @ BCWR today.
This is Kevin.
Kevin has a condition called Cerebellar Abiotrophy.
Cats with Cerebellar Abiotrophy tend to have difficulty with their sense of space and distance and experience a loss of balance and coordination. Vision is sometimes affected but mental ability is not, and in most cases, the condition is unlikely to cause an early death.
Kevin is a sweet boy and was a “normal kitten” until he became adolescent.
He then became unsteady, ataxic, was bumping into things and struggled to do every day things.
Unfortunately Kevin’s owners felt unable to meet his increasingly complex needs.
Cerebellar Abiotrophy presents very much like Cerebellar Hypoplasia however unlike CH, CA is progressive as it is degeneration of the cerebellum.
Kevin will undergo a full Needs/ Quality Of Life ssessment over the next 2 weeks to ensure that we meet his every need under our SENSE FRAMEWORK.
When working with kitties with extra special needs we work within our SENSE framework
We take into account all their individual needs in order to achieve:-
Safe
Enriching
Nurturing
Sensory
Environment
We believe that in providing these 5 elements of care to our cats with extra special needs, that their quality of life will be the best it possibly can be.