Stray pint-sized cat with rare condition adopted by loving owners

When a stray kitten was rescued and taken to the nearest veterinary clinic, he stole the heart of one of the staff there.

Emily Tomlinson who worked at the vets’ office in Wolverhampton, England, spotted the little ginger cat and immediately fell in love.

He was thought to be between 3 and 4 weeks old when he was brought in but the vet discovered he wasn’t the healthy kitten he appeared to be.

“He has bilateral corneal edema. His sight is fine and it doesn’t affect his every day life at all,” Emily said.

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His condition means his eyes all look one color but with the right medication it won’t develop into anything serious.

Emily called the cute bundle Munchie and adopted him but after a few weeks she noticed something else wasn’t quite right with the cat.

The day after Christmas, Munchie’s health suddenly deteriorated and he had to be taken back to the veterinary clinic where he stayed for four nights.

He was diagnosed with a rare condition called hypoparathyroidism, which gives the cat abnormally low blood calcium levels. Severe cases of this disorder can lead to cats not eating and they become lethargic.

As soon as he was diagnosed they started Munchie on treatment and a special diet and he soon bounced back. But his condition means he will likely stay the size of a kitten.

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But what he lacks in size he makes up for in personality and he quickly bonded with the other animals in the house: Bella the dog and Aslan the fellow feline.

“He has a cheeky personality and a firm bond with all the other animals in the household,” Emily told Love Meow.

Watch this sweet cat in his forever home in the clip below.

Munchie’s larger than life personality makes him such an adorable cat, despite his size.

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