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Jigs

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Intelligence

3/5

Friendly with owners

3/5

Good with dogs

2/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

2/5

Playfulness

2/5

Healthiness

1/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

2/5

Great companion, but with common health issues

By

Ontario, Canada

Posted Jul 07, 2014

When we picked out Jigs from the shelter, she was a cute cuddly cat that quickly immersed herself into our family lives. She was friendly, active, and whenever someone sat down she made it a point to cuddle into your lap.

But with her cuteness, came some health problems. Around 2 years after we adopted her, she developed Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a hereditary problem which is the enlargement of the heart muscle. The first symptoms we saw were her loss of appetite, wasn't as active, and that's when we went in for the vet. She was diagnosed and she was given medication and told to stay in her crate from time to time.

Even though the vet bills didn't break us completely, she did have a deficiency in her energy and ability to interact with the family. All in all, she was a beautiful creature in the home and later on developed an illness that didn't cause huge problems but did limit her in ways.

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