|Purred: Fri May 15, '09 8:40am PST |
|Our rescue got a litter of 4 kittens, about 5 wks. old on Tues. The first foster had them for a few days, and then we were asked to take them last night because we are more experienced fosters. The problem with them is that their back feet are turned out, maybe at about a 45 degree angle, making them look like a frog or a bunny. They are not really having a problem walking, except on the hardwood floor. Then their back legs slide out to the side.
We are just wondering if anyone else has seen this in kittens this age. Is it a problem with the bones, joints, tendons?? Will it correct itself as they get older?? We did a little research on the web, but have not come up with too much. It was thought at first that this may be CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasis), but we had CH kitties before and this doesn't look like that.
We are authorized to make a vet appt. whenever, and Mama may take them on Tues. - her day off. She is torn between doing that and just waiting a week or two to see if this is something that will correct itself as they walk around more and build up their muscles, etc.
We don't know much about their background except they were born to an indoor/outdoor cat whose owner was a real jerk. He brought the kittens in because he "didn't want" them, and he didn't want the mama either. Unfortunately, we have no room for adults right now, so we are going to spay the mama for him next week. He didn't really care, because he said he was just going to put her back outside again.
Thanks for listening!! We hope this is just a minor thing they will grow out of. Even if they don't, we feel they walk well enough to be adoptable when the time comes.
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