Born With Twisted Legs

Occasionally a kitten is born with one or more legs that appear twisted. The cause of the abnormality is contracted tendons.

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  • Braces For Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
    Learn the best techniques to brace the twisted leg of a kitten born with contracted tendons. By combining bracing with simple stretching exercises, the "deformed" kitten can grow up to be a perfectly normal cat . . .
    November 2014

  • Bracing to Correct Twisted Hind Legs
    An update on treatment for a kitten born with twisted legs due to contracted tendons
    April 2004

  • Caring For A Kitten Born With A Twisted Leg
    PandEcats.com first published information about correcting the twisted leg of a newborn kitten in July, 2000. This updated article includes the latest treatment recommendations for contracted tendons in young kittens. . .
    August 2014

  • Contracted Tendons
    It can be very disturbing when a kitten is born with what appears to be one or more deformed legs. Often, the cause of the abnormality is contracted tendons—a condition which causes the leg to be stiff and/or twisted. Fortunately, contracted tendons can be corrected with physiotherapy before the kitten is walking. Learn more . . .
    August 2014

  • Contracted Tendons of the Front Leg
    Born with seemingly deformed front legs, this kitten and his breeder team together to work a miracle.
    November 2002

  • Photos of Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
    There is great variation in how contracted tendons affect the leg of a newborn. This collection of photos will help the cat breeder understand and evaluate better the condition of a kitten born with twisted legs . . .
    August 2014

  • Twisted Legs On Kittens Are Not Always Caused By Contracted Tendons
    Occasionally a kitten is born with one or more legs that appear twisted. Most often, the cause of the abnormality is contracted tendons. Some of these kittens, however, may be suffering from entirely different conditions. Learn how to tell if your newborn kitten with twisted legs has contracted tendons . . . or if it is something else.
    February 2016

  • Update on Kittens Born With Twisted Legs
    Having a kitten born with twisted legs may be a more common occurance than breeders think. While it may look deformed, the kitten will grow up normally. See three cases with photos showing the changes possible.
    April 2002

 

 

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