Skip Nav
Dogs
1 Wounded Veteran's Story About His Service Dog Will Bring You to Tears
Dogs
Tinkerbelle the Dog Continues Her Streak of Crazy-Amazing Vacations
Pet Advice
How to Avoid a Scary Dog Food Recall

Myotonia Congenita Kittens

Charlie and Spike Use Cuteness to Explain Myotonia Congenita

Before you just start laughing at these kitties who appear to suddenly fall out at random, I'd like to bring your attention to the disorder that causes this. Myotonia congenita is a non-inflammatory hereditary muscle disease also known as fainting goat syndrome as it most often affects those creatures. While the illness is also found in dog breeds, like the Miniature Schnauzer, here are two sweet kittens who were born this way, too.

Easy to spot as it looks like the animals go from moving to fainting in an instant, it's actually a temporary paralysis that occurs when the animals are startled and while running or jumping. Sadly, according to the poster of this video, Spike (the black and white kitten) passed away on Oct. 27 of respiratory failure. RIP, lil one.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 6 years
That is really sad. I almost cried watching this video. I love cats.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 6 years
i'm sad now. poor kitties. do they have a way to cure this illness?
Princess Diana Funeral Details
Humane Society's Kitten Nursery Video
Students Give Teacher Kittens
Vicky Cornell's Billboard Letter to Chris 2017
Cher's Reaction to Gregg Allman's Death
Roger Moore's James Bond Movies
Brad Pitt Quotes About Chris Cornell's Death May 2017
Cute Cats React to Shiny Object | Video
Funny Pit Bull Owner Video
Boyfriend Makes Tiny Pancakes For Kitten
From Our Partners
Latest Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds