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Why does my kittens chest bone stick out?

Why does my kittens chest bone stick out?

Pectus excavatum is a common congenital malformation of the sternum and costochondral cartilages affecting cats, especially males. The condition results in a ventral dorsal narrowing of the chest or a depression of the sternum into the chest cavity.

How old does a kitten have to be to get antibiotics?

2 weeks
A: Antibiotics can be given as young as 2 weeks of age, if necessary.

Where is a cat’s sternum?

Pectus Excavatum in Cats. The sternum, or chest bone, is a long flat bone located in the center of the thorax, and the costal cartilages are the cartilages that connect the chest bone with the ends of the ribs.

Can you give a kitten too much antibiotics?

If you accidentally give your cat more antibiotics than your vet has told you to, it can make your cat unwell. While it’s rare for a second dose of antibiotics to cause any serious harm, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so talk to your vet.

What should I do if my kitten has a sternum bone problem?

If your kitten isn’t seriously affected, your vet might teach you exercises for compressing your pet’s chest. Eventually, this might cause his sternum and cartilages to become more convex. Your vet might also put your cat in a cast to reform the sternum.

How did Anya the kitten get an abnormal sternum?

Anya was taken to the vet for a chest xray, which revealed she has an abnormal sternum. The bone protrudes, appearing as a lump. The vet isn’t sure of Anya’s prognosis. She hasn’t come across a situation like this before. At this point, the vet can’t tell if Anya’s heart is larger than normal, but she confirm there’s no murmur.

Why does my cat have a bone sticking out of his chest?

These abnormalities can look and feel a little odd but pose the cat no bother at all. Your cat is young and this is most likely what is happening. If there is severe trauma (road trauma, kick, etc) a rib or sternum can be fractured and then heal crooked but if this was the case you would be aware of a painful incident at some stage.

Is there a 10 week old kitten with a lump on her chest?

The rescue I used to volunteer with (and still help out ocassionally) has a gorgeous, sweet 10-week-old kitten, named Anya in their care. When some potential adopters recently came to meet Anya, they discovered a small lump on her chest area.