This is the ManCat Brighton when he was a tiny kitten!
When he was little, he was found to have a heart murmur, and he went to see the cardiologist. They said he had 3 leaky heart valves and he may grow out of it, but the family waiting to adopt him were afraid to adopt him, so Teri kept him and well, fell in love with Brighton and he stayed here with us.
The murmur went away, but when Teri started working at The Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, one of the perks was being able to see the cardiologists there at CVCA.
So, finally, 7 years later, Brighton went in for another heart exam and Teri was relieved that he doesn't have any serious issues that require medication for now.
Of course, Brighton won over everyone he met while at the vets, including the vet! Even though he complained the entire time he was getting his ultrasound, the vet said he sounded like a fire engine siren, hahameow...she put this cute note on his report:
...very confident cat; models clothes in cat shows. (as well as at the vets, hahameow!)
Oh, this is also what his report said: Brighton's valves remain mildly abnormal with no age induced progression. His myocardium is a bit abnormal with regions of both mild hypertrophy and thinning. Rex cats have a predisposition to restrictive type disease, so we will be monitoring him closely for progressive myocardial changes as he ages. For now, we would expect him to do well.