Best buddies, we are. I'm Penguin the Blacky and I'm Sylvester the Tiger. Our foster mom gave us these nicknames. We are best friends but have completely different personalities. And so we complete each other. We both are afraid of big noises and will thrive in mature quiet home, no kids. We are very different but we love as much attention, only we show it in a different way.
Me, Penguin, I'm a very much extrovert and chatty boy. I adapted to my environment very quickly as I'm very curious. I love pats and back rubs and also cheek rubs. I may follow you everywhere when I get to know you well and definitely prefer to stay on my feet. I'm not a lap cat but I will sleep next you if you are my favourite human. I'm energetic and love talking as much as eating. Probably best to get me used to with a schedule or I might ask you to feed me all day.
And me, Sylvester, I'm the very shy and scared boy, I'm an introvert and need to thrust my humans before showing some affection. I hope my new pawrents will be very patient with me by working on trust and giving me attention without forcing. You will catch me talk when you are not looking and prefer to spend my time under the bed, table, chair and behind couches. My foster mom spent a lot of time with me as she didn't want to let Penguin be the only star of the house. I'm lovely and want to be loved too. I'm a gentle kitty who does NOT get along with dogs.
Penguin had sore looking inflamed cloudy eyes when he was surrendered to Cat Haven. He has been examined by a Veterinary opthalmologist who has diagnosed that he has bilateral central corneal opacification that is indicative of past corneal ulceration and in the left eye rose bengal uptake, although limited and mild is indicative of dendritic ulcers. Dendritic ulcers are pathonomonic for feline herpes and this combined with the symmetrical bilateral corneal opacification which is most likely due to past ulceration tends to indicate past feline herpes virus infection. The opacification will remain permanently and at this stage no medication is necessary. Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of this condition.
Sylvester has mild dental tartar and associated gum changes. This is very common in mature cats. Sylvester also has a condition known as congenital nystagmus. Congenital nystagmus is most common in Siamese, Himalayan, and Persian cats, but can also be present in white and albino cats. You will notice that both eyes move or bobble in the same direction, and that it may become more obvious or faster with changes of head position (like when they tilt their head). In most cases, this has no effect on his vision or ability to leave a normal and healthy life. Occasionally, it can be reduced in mild to moderate vision impairment. Cat Haven recommends that he is kept completely indoors for their own safety. If you have any concerns about your cats vision, or changes in the appearance of their eyes over time, we recommend that you check in with your primary care veterinarian. Cat Haven does not take any responsibility for any subsequent conditions or issues that may develop in the future as a result of these conditions.
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