After eating, the kitten should be kept in an upright position for minutes.
Some time ago, two kittens, a black and a tabby, were given off the street to the Orphan Cat Club, a private kitten rescue community.
They turned out to be the same age and apparently from the same litter, but the black one looked much larger than the striped one.
They quickly realized that the malnourished little kitten they named Jumbo was not just the result of a lack of food.
Upon examination by a veterinarian, it was discovered that Jumbo had a rare congenital anomaly of the esophagus called megaesophagus. With this anomaly, the esophagus expands and poorly pushes food into the stomach.
Therefore, the kitten should be kept in an upright position for about 15-20 minutes immediately after eating. This will help the food slide into the stomach under the force of gravity.
For convenience, the kitten’s owners, Hannah and Andrew, began wrapping Jumbo in a towel, turning him into an adorable “purrito”.
In the United States, towel-wrapped kittens are often referred to by the cute word “purrito”. This combination of the words “thump” and “burrito” is a Mexican stuffed tortilla.
Hanna does not give up and hopes that in the future the kitten will receive surgery or other treatment.