Arguably the second most special cat in the world, Munchie suffers with hypoparathyroidism.
Only one other cat has ever been diagnosed with the condition, making Munchie something of a rarity.
Hypoparathyroidism affects the levels of thyroxine hormone in the body. It is commonly seen of humans. In order for an animal to grow bigger thyroxine must ‘talk’ to the pituitary gland at the base of the skull.
Hypoparathyroidism affects between 2 and 5 people in every 100 in the UK.
In Munchie's case he will grow no bigger than he is. But so too as he gets older will he suffer with reduced bone density. Munchie has to be administered with vitamins in order for him to stay healthy.
Munchie in good hands
Emily remains optimistic about the future, and is determined to care for Munchie as best as she can.