Have dogs? No problem! Zinnia holds her own and generously shares her space with the large, cat-friendly canines in her foster home.
Zinnia is listed as special needs for two reasons. First, she has a food allergy which was identified early and corrected with a limited ingredient diet (LID). As long as Zinnia stays strictly on the Royal Canin rabbit formula OR the Natural Balance Green Pea and Duck LID, she will not have any food allergy flare-ups.
Second, this sweetheart is highly allergic to fleas/flea bites, which was not known until she recently moved from an urban apartment in NYC to a rural home in TX. Although she is an indoor kitty only, fleas in the new climate are an uphill battle, regardless of treating monthly all indoor animals and indoor/outdoor animals. Zinnia is getting treatment for this allergy, but a new home environment with fewer animals and no outdoor privileges is her best chance of fully overcoming this problem.
Zinnia is one of the sweetest rescues we've had, and she's been in foster for a long time. She is accustomed to other cats, but depending on their personality, she can either be a snarky diva or a best friend to a cat companion. Zinnia LOVES kittens, though. If she were to "raise" one of either gender into adulthood, they'd be a perfect match.
She is spayed, negative for FIV/FeLV, microchipped, and current on vaccines. Despite her allergies, Zinnia continues to purr away and dote on her humans. Please don't let her special needs deter you from giving her a chance of a forever home. Geographic barriers can be overcome for the right person and the right home.
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