Uncommon situation kittens attempt to develop tall and robust and nothing will cease them

A tiny tuxedo kitten born with a rare disease is determined to grow tall and strong.

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The Mad Catters, an animal care-based animal welfare organization, took in a pregnant kitten about five months ago. She was saved in time for her babies to be born.

With the help of volunteers at The Mad Catters, the mother cat had her precious kittens in a safe and comfortable environment. Her loving foster family was there to provide the help she urgently needed.

“She was far too young to have babies of her own. Due to her size, age and diet, all but one of her babies came out just a little different,” said the rescue service.

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The rest of the litter, Swan (also called Panda), grew much slower compared to its siblings. He was only half his age, although he never missed a meal and always ate to his heart’s content.

His developmental delay became apparent when his baby teeth failed to come through a few weeks after he was born. His tail stayed a little stocky and he was much smaller than the rest of the cat crew.

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While other kittens got very active and playful, and kept improving their feline skills, Swan couldn’t keep up with them. The cute ball of fur spent most of the time sleeping and cuddling with his people.

At eight weeks he was the size of a four week old kitten. His ears were still folded and his legs were short and strong.

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Swan’s caretaker took him to the vet for some tests in hopes of finding an answer to the cause of his slow development.

“Here it was discovered that the young swan had an underactive thyroid, which slowed its growth and led to dwarfism,” said the rescue.

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With an official diagnosis and the right medication, things quickly improved and the little panda kitten put on weight. He had an insatiable appetite and was getting more adventurous every day.

As Swan gained in physique and size, he also got stronger and could move much faster. With his newfound energy, he was determined to do everything like any other kitten his age.

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He asserts himself when he plays with other kittens (which are bigger). “Climbing and playing busy his days now because he makes up for not being able to do these things all the time.”

The tuxedo boy rules the quarter and his personality shines through. He can approach the scratching post like a pro and get to the top with ease.

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“He’s been able to lengthen a little. At five months he’s the size of a 12 week old kitten. He’s still very small and probably will always be on the smaller side of the kitten thing due to his condition,” the Rescue shared.

Swan has come a long way and is finally big enough to be put up for adoption.

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“Now it is time for him to find a caring and loving home where he can do his favorite things, namely eat, sleep and cuddle up with people.”

Rescue hopes to find a wonderful family who will be able to provide the care he needs to thrive and who will cherish him for a lifetime.

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Nothing can stop the little panda kitten. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and personality.

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