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Jasper is a black smoke American Shorthair male. A black smoke has fur that looks black until you push it aside and the bottom half of the hairs are silver. Jasper is a very loving boy and enjoys cuddles. He is also a clean male, meaning he has never sprayed to mark territory. Jasper is neutered and up to date with vaccines.
Jasper was to be in my breeding program however in Jan 2021 he suddenly was afflicted with a head tilt and balance issues. After a battery of tests, blood work, ultrasound, and xrays, to determine what was wrong there was nothing turning up. He did not have any redness in his ear from infection nor was his ear drum bowed which is often seem in inner ear infection. The ultrasound and x-rays showed nothing, there were no indications of infection or tumor.
After the ear infection and tumor had been ruled out and the root cause of his ailment could not be determined, he was treated with antibiotics and steroids with little improvement.
Today he has almost normal balance and only a very little head tilt. My vet has said Jasper may return to normal at some point or this may be as good s he will get. It still may take some time to resolve or it may never fully 100% correct itself. It is not expected to get worse. The problem causes him to be a little wobbly on occasion, usually when he is trying to focus hard on distances and sometime it affects his balance. That being said, Jasper can still jump up and down off of anything at the level of furniture so he is fully capable to live a good long life.
He would do best in a single cat home with someone can accept his awkwardness. Jasper has been socialized with other cats and dogs.
If you can find it in your heart to give this beautiful young male a place in your life he is available to you at the very minimal cost of $250,. Jasper really does deserve a good loving home that can look past his lack of elegance in motion and see his big loving heart.