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Garfield C200287 *special needs*

Domestic Short Hair / Male / Adult

Details about Garfield C200287 *special needs*

  • ID C200287
  • Available for Adoption
  • Cat
  • Orange (Mostly)
  • Activity Level: High
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Garfield C200287 *special needs*

  • Energy Level: High
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Garfield
Age: ~1.5 years
Gender: Male
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Weight: 8.6 Pounds
Dog friendly: unknown
Cat friendly: Yes
Kid friendly: Yes
Litter Box Trained: Yes
Energy level: High
History: Stray from MO
Adoption Fee: $250
Health Issues: Hepatic impairment - suspect PSS, managed with Rx diet and medications, recommend routine check ups with DVM

From the Foster:

Garfield came to SecondHand Hounds in June 2020 with his two sisters when he was only 10 weeks old. His journey started out a bit different than most kittens, he came in with what we all thought was an upper respiratory virus. So he had the typical treatment and some antibiotics to help him get better. But after 4 weeks, a second round of antibiotics and a few trips to the vet to get some Sub-q fluids the SHH team decided that they needed to run a few more tests to rule out anything more serious. After his first round of blood tests came back with his liver enzymes being on the high end of normal range, the team decided to run a second test that specifically targeted his liver function. This test came back as they had suspected, that he has portosystemic shunt or PSS.

Garfield then joined the SecondHand hounds Hospice group. We didn’t know what he was going to be up against with this diagnosis, but we all wanted him to have his BEST life while we figured it out. It has been a long road for this little orange kitty, but we are all so happy that he is stable and has been approved for adoption. He is currently on prescription food, and does currently get 3 different medications on a tightly monitored schedule. But he has been doing exceptionally well for the past 8 months, and we feel he is in a place that he can sustain for some time.

Garfield is very friendly and gets along well with cats of all ages, he seems to understand their cues and respects their boundaries. But he does LOVE to play, so having a playmate for him is highly encouraged. He has met children, and seems to be fine with all ages, as long as they are respectful of animals. He enjoys going for walks in his cat backpack, in a stroller, or in the backyard on his leash. He is VERY chatty, and does like to vocalize with his person, and his playmates. He has a lot to say.

He does get multiple medications throughout the day, so we recommend a home where someone that is around during the day, or has an easy time getting home to administer meds mid-day. He takes all of them super easy, and sometimes begs for them because they are given in treat pill pockets.  

Garfield did have a ‘dark period’ where he marked outside of the litter box, but he was neutered in June, and has been a proper gentleman since then. We expect that will not change.

Garfield has had an amazing 1.5 years of his life so far, now he just needs to find a forever home that is willing to love him and treat him like the little prince that he is. He will reward you with unlimited conversation, playful antics, plenty of lap cuddles and head buts.