Fainting cats

Date: November / 10 / 2010 + Comments: 0

Charlie and Spike are 2 kittens with myotonia congenita, otherwise known as “fainting goat” syndrome. at the slightest sound or movement, the kittens respond by collapsing and falling into a rigid paralysis which lasts some seconds before they return to normal. If a pin drops they drop too. This condition has hardly ever before been diagnosed in a cat, is rarely found in dogs and is more common in goats. The kittens are able to walk, but they cannot run or jump. Aside from this they are normal.

A few days after the video was recorded, both cats died from respiratory failure.

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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