I have a black cat named Schrodinger and he is 1 of 4 kittens born of his litter. There was 2 boys and 2 girls. 1 boy and 1 girl were each born with short tails. Neither the mother or father have bobbed tails. Schrodinger's tail is actually bent in several places at several angles leaving it is this horrible deformed, kinked lightening bolt shape and over all it is probably only 4 inches long? He was find when he was a kitten, but now he is almost 2 years old and stays so skinny. We have dewormed him and he eats several times a day but can not seem to put on any weight. To top it off the cat has the worst gas ever! You cant pick him up without him passing really foul gas that will make you puke. It also happens everytime he jumps or bounces. Any ideas on what would be causing this? I read somewhere that due to the shortened spine (and tail) that a lot of cats deformed in this way dont live very long since they have intestinal issues. But I am not sure if this is the beginning of a serious issue or the end of his little kitty life.
If someone has some insight it would be wonderful.