Domestic Short Hair - Baby - Male
Adoptable Small Neutered/SpayedRoutine shots are current

Look at this beauty. He loves cuddles and gently nudges your hand or arm if you stop scratching is head. When he’s done he’ll move on. He’s still a bit shy with loud noises but adjusts beautifully and melts in your arms when you pick him up and whisper softly in his ear.

His tail was broken when he was very young. He came to us this way and vet thinks it got stuck in a door when he was very young. But no issues, we had it X-ray, just unique.

Waffles had very low energy when he came to us, which worried us a little so we had him worked up medically. Our vet found that Waffles has Bartonella commonly called “cat scratch fever”. Almost half of all cats carry the infection at some point. Rather than actually being “sick” cats with Bartonella can have recurrences that manifest as lethargy, paler gums or swollen lymph nodes. If these symptoms present the cat should be checked.

Bartonella is transmitted between cats from fleas. Waffles should be an indoor only cat and should stay on monthly flea control to minimize the chance of transmitting the Bartonella to another cat. People can be exposed to “cat scratch disease” via cat scratches or bites due to flea dirt on their claws. Tight control of flea management will lessen the chance of exposure.

Waffles is feeling so much better now. He has a fabulous purr and loves to snuggle. He is looking for a home that understands his situation and is willing to give him the home he deserves.

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