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Special needs cats are all the more special to their humans. They may have been born with special needs, contracted retroviruses such as FIV or fELv, or lost limbs through accident, cruelty, or amputation. Blind or deaf cats may have come that way at birth, through malnutrition or disease, or by other means. The one thing all special needs cats share is the fact that they can be loving, active cats, despite what we humans might call "disabilities.

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Did your cat have special needs when you adopted him or her? Or did the condition come on later?
Does your cat require special daily care at home or at the vet clinic? Is his/her condition communicative to other cats?

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