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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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I'm introducing myself. I just joined this forum because I Googled "cat with a hole in his head" and I discovered someone else has a cat with a hole in its head. It is a congenital issue, not caused by a parasite or insect.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:15 AM
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Interesting...I've never seen anything quite like it. Is your kitty normal otherwise?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Cecil - the cat with a hole in his head

Yes, Cecil is fairly normal. He is a little needy and a little overweight but the hole, so far, has not affected his day to day health. It usually is crusted over since it weeps. It is a congenital deformation. I found an old forum about a cat, Maddie, with a hole in her head. It looked just like Cecil's.

He has been to the University of Illinois vet school....no solution, only a CT scan and a conclusion that his forehead between his eyes has no bone. It did not form.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:22 AM
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How old is your kitty? I am glad that he is otherwise normal.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 02:53 AM
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How long have you had Cecil? He looks very sweet, and I hope the hole continues to have no ill effects on his health.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 06:59 AM
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Is this another flat faced cat like the others mentioned elsewhere on the site?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 08:56 AM
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How very strange!!! Has he always had this hole? I'm SO curious!! He has such an interesting face with those eyes and fangs!! Almost Halloween-ish looking!! Did you adopt him like that?? A bit of background would be wonderful!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Cecil- the cat with a hole in his head

Cecil is nearly 6. He was born to a feral cat in our neighborhood. She brought four kittens to our yard and made a home under some construction debris. I trap, neutered and released the mother (who became semi-domesticated and later was adopted). I took all the kittens in and kept Cecil who looked rather hydrocephalic as a kitten. The siblings looked normal.

It took 1-1/2 years before he got what looked like a possible ingrown hair. After many visits, antibiotics, etc, I took him to the UI vet clinic/school. There were no solutions offered, just confirmation the this was congenital.

His fangs over hang, although he recently chipped one so only one shows now. His nose has a dip in it as though it didnt grow together properly. His face is very wide and I wonder if it wouldn't look as wide if he had a longer face.

He is adorable.
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