Melvin is a unique little Blue Point Himalayan boy. He is thought to have been born with a genetic disorder known as Primordial Dwarfism. The vet has told us that he will never get to be past 3 pounds. The diagnosis was found with several tests, including x-rays and ultrasounds, that showed us that Melvin's organs are all proportionate to his tiny size. At 2 months Melvin had the heart the size of a 2 week old kitten.
These days, Melvin is growing well, despite showing symptoms of the disorder. Seeing that not much is documented on PD in cats, our vet is using the human symptoms as somewhat of a guide. So Melvin has become somewhat of a learning experience for us all, although this disorder has been arising as somewhat of a fad within the breeding world and used as a marketing technique by calling cats like Melvin "teacup".