Who's that handsome ginger, I hear you ask? I'm Casey, and I'm a pretty chilled older gentleman. I've been with my foster mum for a while, and had classic shy-guy syndrome for quite some time. I hid at the back of the cupboard for a week before I felt comfortable enough to come out! You'll have to be patient with me, but giving me some tuna or cooked chicken will make me keen to come out and receive some love. I'm still a little skittish around new people, but will just stay out of the way until I have sussed the situation out.
I like to chat in the morning and evening when I want food (or when I just want attention), and I enjoy a good brush to keep me looking sleek. I also love head scritches and pats, but don't really enjoy being picked up - I'd much rather chill on a couch nearby.
I do have a heart murmur and am on medication for hyperthyroidism, but that doesn't stop me from living my best life! I seem to be okay around other cats, but it'd be best to introduce them slowly, just in case.
Casey has hyperthyroidism which means he has overactive thyroid glands. Thyroid hormones help control the body's metabolic rate and cats with hyperthyroidism tend to burn up energy too rapidly and typically suffer weight loss despite having an increased appetite and increased food intake.
Under the Animal Support Program, Casey is entitled to free medication and free vet consults in regards to his hyperthyroidism at the Cat Haven clinic. Casey is also covered for palliative treatment as outlined in the palliative care agreement.