When I got my Ruth at the Humaine Society they told me she'd been brought back twice in her short 10 week life for various reasons. On the second day I saw the truth, she went into a seizure.
The Vet diagnosis her partially blind, developmentally delayed, yet the seizures could be controlled with Phenobarbital.
Since then Iâ€™ve done research and found this defect common in both Burmese and Bombays, carried as a recessives gene in males. The deformity is usually so apparent the kittens are put down at birth. Ruthâ€™s head shape didnâ€™t indicate what lay beneath.
Two years since, Ruth is happy, active, has learned to play and adapt to her partial sight. She gets two pills a day, and has only had 2-3 seizers since medication. Just a heads up as this breed becomes more and more popular. Check the breederâ€™s history.