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crooked leg, broken?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
My baby is finally having her kittens as I type this! She has had 5 already and I am pretty sure there is 1 more! My questions though is about kitten number 4. This kitten came out fine, although is a little more vocal than the others, but I noticed the one back leg's bottom joint is bent the opposite direction. It looks terrible, but the kitten is moving the leg and the mother cat is not bothered by this. I am wondering if this is just from being squished up inside for so long, and maybe it will go back to normal, or is there something wrong. Has anyone ever seen anything like this?
post #2 of 16
I have seen it and when I did, the leg on that particular kitten did straighten up with time, but the person who was caring for that litter took that baby in to see a vet just to be certain.

When you call for the appointment, ask the clinic you attend how they want to handle the visit. They may suggest you bring in all the babies and Momma.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
I will, that sounds like the safest bet. But I wonder how long I should wait to bring them in, they were just born yesterday.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by catfish
I will, that sounds like the safest bet. But I wonder how long I should wait to bring them in, they were just born yesterday.
Probably best to call the clinic, explain the situation and then find out from the vet when the best time will be to bring them in.

Katie

P.S. Hope you are keeping mom strictly indoors.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Oh definetly inside!! She wasn't supposed to be outside to begin with, but since we found out she was pregnant she has had her own room. The kittens and mommy will probably stay in their room until the kittens are a little older because we have one other cat in the house too.
post #6 of 16
Cats can have all the same limb deformities that humans can have. I would have it checked to see what will need to be done for it. The sooner the better. This kittens bones are still very flexible so the may be able to give it better mobility with something simple. Remember you can't miss what you never had. So even if it always walks different it is no big deal. -LB
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes, that is what I thought. Already this kitten is very active even with the bad leg. I can tell this kitten is a tough one!
post #8 of 16
lets see some pictures of the new mom when possible
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Here is a picture, I hope this works!http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...s/DCFN0001.jpg
post #10 of 16
Oooh look at those little stripes on that baby!!
post #11 of 16
Very sweet little babies ... have you contacted the vet yet? I am interested in hearing how they wanted to proceed.
post #12 of 16
I have several articles about this condition & what you can do at home about it after seeking vet care. Please pm me with your e-mail & I will send these articles as they are quite long.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by catfish
Oh definetly inside!! She wasn't supposed to be outside to begin with, but since we found out she was pregnant she has had her own room. The kittens and mommy will probably stay in their room until the kittens are a little older because we have one other cat in the house too.
Good to know you are keeping her indoors...if she is an escape artist, I would even consider keeping her and the kittens in the room until she is able to be spayed...it only takes one accidental escape for her to become pregnant again. Mom can safely be spayed once the kittens are between 6-8 weeks of age. That isn't a lot of time to keep her in the room, but hopefully will keep her from trying to dash out.

Katie
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I think all cats are escape artists, they are just too fast for me!! Being spayed is for sure next thing on the list to do. I thought because my cats were inside cats I wouldn't need to worry about them being spayed, guess I learned my lesson.
post #15 of 16
one of the little babies looks like are little guy that we are raising.

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
They do look alot alike! How cute!!
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