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Poor lil girl born with up turned back legs and no tail

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Poor lil girl born with up turned back legs and no tail

Postby dmarlowe86 » Tue May 03, 2016 12:56 am

:? I have a poor like girl kitten with her hind legs bent upwards I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to het fix her she was also born with no tail the other 3 kittens are fine
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Re: Poor lil girl born with up turned back legs and no tail

Postby CarolC » Tue May 03, 2016 11:01 pm

Here are some links that may help.

http://web.archive.org/web/200605051852 ... ed_leg.htm

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10244&p=51512&#p51512

mumpkees in viewtopic.php?f=22&t=10244&p=51512&#p51512 wrote: Like Bendy, I'm a big believer in range of motion and physical therapy. When Bentley came to live with us his little rear legs were completely bent and twisted and one rear foot bottom pointed to the ceiling - my partner sat with him on her lap several times a day massaging and gently moving the joint - one day we were sitting there and a grey streak flew by us - it was bentley on all four feet - legs still bent, but they had managed to get that foot turned around and flat on the floor.


viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15910&p=84564&hilit=bentley#p84564

mumpkees in viewtopic.php?f=11&t=15910&p=84564&#p84564 wrote:Our Bentley came to us at 5 weeks and his back legs were bent with his back feet pointing towards the ceiling. My partner would sit him on her lap several times a day and just gently massage the legs and feet in the direction they needed to go. One day a grey blur passed us and it was Bentley on all fours - legs still were bent but the feet now faced downward.

Here is another discussion of straightening legs.

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17147&start=15#p91695
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Re: Poor lil girl born with up turned back legs and no tail

Postby critters » Thu May 05, 2016 7:46 am

:whale: She'll probably be fine, one way or the other; cats tend to find a way, regardless. You could consider wheels for her. A wheeled toy or a wheelchair made from K'Nex toys might work while she's a baby, and commercial wheels may work when she's older. Many (most?) cats don't like wheels, though; they like to do things their own ways. :twisted: If you start now, she might turn out to enjoy wheels, at least part-time, and you might want to start her as a therapy cat. People LOVE the severely disabled ones, especially in hospitals, nursing homes, disabled kids, etc. I suggested that Handicapped Pets make a more cat-friendly unit, and that's supposed to happen this year. I like the HP wheelchairs (carts) because they're so adjustable.
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