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 . . .
- Bracing to Correct Twisted Hind Legs
An update on treatment for a kitten born with twisted legs due to contracted tendons
- 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. . .
- 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 . . .
- Contracted Tendons of the Front Leg
Born with seemingly deformed front legs, this kitten and his breeder team together to work a miracle.
- 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 . . .
- 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.
- 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.
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